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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
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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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
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
56 years experience Psychiatry
Valve incompetence: When the valve does not close properly the blood will flow in both directions.
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Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Regurgitation: Trivial mitral regurgitation means not enough to be worried about when most people use the term
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: And practically everyone has a little.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes, with aging, it can progress but not necessarily. Onset of coronary artery disease, degenerative annular calcification, infection and hypertension ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
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.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
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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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: A murmur (detected with a stethoscope) is characteristic and is the usual way one suspects it. An echocardiogram is the gold standard. Mild mitral re ... Read More

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