Heart Valve Disease
Heart murmurs may be caused by a number of factors or diseases, including defective heart valves, fever, and pregnancy.
Heart Valve Diseases
Heart valves can malfunction on one of two ways: They can fail to close completely, allowing blood to flow backward, or they can become damaged, limiting blood flow.
Managing Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is an uncommon and usually harmless problem. MVP is an improper closing of a heart valve that may allow some leakage of blood back toward the heart when pumping.
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral valve prolapse is a condition in which blood leaks backward through the mitral valve in the heart. This backflow of blood may result in a heart murmur.