Barlow's disease of MR, what is the cause?

Barlow’s disease of MR, what is the cause?

Barlow’s disease, also known as mitral valve prolapse (MVP), is a condition in which the mitral valve, which is located between the left atrium and the left ventricle of the heart, does not close properly. This results in blood flowing back into the atrium (known as mitral regurgitation) instead of being pumped out to the body.

The exact cause of Barlow’s disease is not fully understood, but it is thought to be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. In some cases, the condition may be inherited, and there may be a family history of MVP. Other factors that can contribute to Barlow’s disease include connective tissue disorders, such as Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, as well as certain autoimmune disorders and infections. Stress and anxiety can also exacerbate symptoms of Barlow’s disease.