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Can mitral valve regurgitation be reversed

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Backflow: The mitral valve is the between the left atrium and the left ventricle. As the left ventricle fills with blood, the blood in the left ventricle starts... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Leaky: Your heart valves are supposed to be one way doors. Blood is supposed to be pushed out in one direction with the valve (door) closing behind. If the d... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Sometimes: Like most conditions it is part inherited tendancy and part environment.
Dr. Fayaz Shawl
Cardiology 49 years experience
Yes: There is a form of mitral regurgitation due to mitral valve prolapse, also called a floppy valve which can run in families.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
Possibly: Mitral regurgitation is not usually a problem depending on the cause until it is severe. Regular follow up with periodic echocardiograms are necessary... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Varies with the defe: The seriousness of this defect varies with the defect. Possibly as much as 10% of adult females have a minor amount through their normal lifespan.It c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Very small leak: The mitral valve prevents blood from flowing backwards out of the main pumping chamber of the heart (left ventricle). When a valve leaks we call this... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Very small leak: The mitral valve prevents blood from flowing backwards out of the main pumping chamber of the heart (left ventricle). When a valve leaks we call this... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 21 years experience
Maybe...: Mild mvr usually causes no issues and does not require antibiotics before procedures such as dental work. More severe disease can causes shortness of ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Clinically...: ...insignificant? Best to check with your doctor as to his/her precise meaning however byt the term "trivial."
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Depends: The degree to which mvr involves any symptoms or lack of cardiac reserve may preclude you. Regurgutation can occur in a variety of ways and so does it... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Echo: An echocardiogram (fancy ultrasound of the heart) is the main tool for following mitral regurgitation. Also maybe even more important is the presence... Read More