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Ask the doctor. In a new study I heard about, people who had leaky mitral valves but no symptoms benefited from an operation to fix the valve. Many of the people in the study had mitral valve prolapse, as I do, but my doctor says I don't have a heart murmur. Would surgery help me?

Ask the doctor. In a new study I heard about, people who had leaky mitral valves but no symptoms benefited from an operation to fix the valve. Many of the people in the study had mitral valve prolapse, as I do, but my doctor says I don't have a heart murmur. Would surgery help me? Harv Heart Lett. 2005 May; 15(9):8.

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