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    I had an opportunity to view my latest echo for a few minutes. I noticed that after the mitral valve opened then closed, when the ventrical contracted the leaflets on the valve "collapsed" and went flat against the opening to atrium. I this called "prolapse?" Is this damaging to the valve leaflets? I have an appointment with Dr. Lever in Cleveland at the end of the month for testing to determine if a myectomy is in order. Could this type of action of the mytral valve leaflets lead to a mitral valve replacement? I do have regurge and a 59mm/hg gradient. I know ultimately a Dr. will have to tell me what the answer is, but just wondered what peoples experience tells them. Thanks, Steve.