Is it possible to have mitral valve prolapse and for the doctor not be able to hear a murmur- or to have an echo six years ago that was normal that never showed it?
You can have mitral valve prolapse and a doctor cannot hear the characteristic click or murmur.
Jason Talavera, MD, FACC
Western Washington Cardiology
Western Washington Medical Group
Gail Kay R.N.
If you had an echo 6 yrs ago that was normal, the likelihood that mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is present is extremely low provided the echo was of good quality at that time. If so, I would not repeat the echo at present just to reevaluate for MVP.
Robert Roberts MD, MACC, FRSC, FRCPC
Dr. Robert Kelly
Joel R. Garcia, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Orlando Health Heart Institute
Chairman, Department of Cardiology
Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UCF College of Medicine