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mitral valve prolapse vs mitral regurgitation

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Mitral vlve prolapse can lead to mitral regurgitation of significance in rare cases, diseases of the left heart can produce mitral regurgitation of ... Read More
Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: Mitral valve prolapse refers to the mitral valve leaflets being stretched out and bulging (or prolapsing) into the left atrium ... Mitral regurgitatio ... Read More
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
ONE CAUSES THE OTHER: When a leaflet prolapses it causes varying degrees of regurgitation.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: As we age and the heart changes, mitral prolapse may progress and lead to regurgitation. Mild regurgitation is harmless and nearly ubiquitous in the g ... Read More
Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: When the mitral valve prolapse starts leaking blood back from the left ventricle to the left atrium.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Yes: One can have either without the other. Prolapsed mitral valve leaflets could leak. Leaking mitral valves could be prolapse. However, one can have p ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Mitral valve prop lapse is a description of how the valves close. If one or both of the leaflets bow up into the left atrium that is prolapse. Not al ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes go to gym: Contact your Internist and Cardiologist and ask them if you are medically clear to engage in gym activities. Mild and trivial heart murmurs are common ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Mitral prolapse: Mild mitral prolapse with trivial valvular regurgitation (leaking) is unlikely to cause any future health problems. No specific treatment would be re ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rosin
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Discuss symptom Rx: I assume you have had a though work-up. If all else is benign, there is little to fear. The symptoms maybe from anxiety rather than the prolapse. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
20 years experience Cardiology
Hello : Hello joy. Mitral valve prolapse is a condition where the mitral valve is a bit more floppy than usual and so does not form a perfect seal to prevent ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
It should not be: a problem for your cardiac status but confirming this with your health care professional would be advisable since there may be things he/she knows abo ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Possible but rare: You can significantly reduce your risk for endocarditis by following preventative guidelines (sbe prophylaxis) in situations that dsput you at risk.
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