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Medicine for mitral regurgitation

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
MR: The mitral valve has 2 leaflets which separates the left ventricle from the left atrium. Blood passes across the mv from the la to the lv when the hea... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Mitral valve: The mitral valve has to open properly to let blood flow into the left ventricle from the atrium. If it doesn't, we call this stenosis. It has to close... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Valve incompetence: When the valve does not close properly the blood will flow in both directions.
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Many things: Regurgitation means the valve allows blood to leak backwards thru the valve. Causes can be several things. This includes degenerative changes in valve... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Regurgitation: Trivial mitral regurgitation means not enough to be worried about when most people use the term
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/diseases-conditions/mitral-valve-regurgitation#:~:text=Mitral%20regurgitation%20is%20a%20disorder,%2C%20atri... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
Primary care, ECHO: Your primary care provider (md, do, pa, fnp..) can diagnose mitral regurgitation on exam (murmur) and order an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) for c... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
VERY MILD valve leak: Trace means 'very mild' and mitral valve regurgitation means 'leak'. It happens when your mitral valve doesn't close tightly, which allows blood to ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: And practically everyone has a little.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Yes, with aging, it can progress but not necessarily. Onset of coronary artery disease, degenerative annular calcification, infection and hypertension... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
hardly any.: With a large mr, low exercise tolerance and running out of breath are most likely. With a small one, only a murmur on routine heart exam.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
MR: The mitral valve has 2 leaflets which separates the left ventricle from the left atrium. Blood passes across the mv from the la to the lv when the hea... Read More

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