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Three surgical options exist for the treatment of mitral valve prolapse: repair, replacement and a minimally invasive option, according to cardiac surgeons at UC San Francisco. Surgeons prefer to repair the mitral valve ... More »

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A mitral valve prolapse can induce headaches by increasing tension in the blood vessels of the brain, according to MedicineNet. In rare cases, a mitral valve prolapse causes headaches through increased blot clotting. More »

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A heart-healthy diet plan is best for individuals who are suffering from a mitral valve prolapse, according to Mayo Clinic. Patients should emphasize a diet rich in whole foods, including fresh vegetables, fruit and whol... More »

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The aortic valve is usually not repaired, but is the most common valve to be replaced, according to MedlinePlus. The success rates of heart valve surgery are high. Average hospital stays are between 5 and 7 days, dependi... More »

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