Mitral valve prolapse, Valvular disease, Valvular heart disease



  1. Sims, Jennifer M. RN, ARNP, MSN, CCRN
  2. Miracle, Vickie A. RN, EdD, CCRN, CCNS, CCRC


Mitral valve prolapse is a commonly diagnosed condition involving the cardiac valves. Although usually a benign disorder, there may be complications that require hospitalization in a critical care unit. This article provides an overview of mitral valve prolapse-pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, medical management, potential complications, and nursing management.