I had it. I was diagnosed at 17 when I was hospitalized for indocarditis. I did nothing for it except a yearly trip to the cardiologist. I also had/have to take antibiotics whe I go to the dentist. Also, I had to tell doctors and other med. personal about the fact that I had mpv and a heart murmur. It was so loud. I ended up having vavle repair surgery when I was 38. The doctor said that if I didn't I would have heart failure. I don't think what happened to me was normal though. I think most people who have mpv lead normal lives with no problems.
at 12:14 PM on Nov. 8, 2010