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Mitral valve prolapse vs mitral regurgitation

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 25 years experience
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
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
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
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
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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Dr. David Savage
32 years experience
Low risk : As long as those are your only heart problems, your risk of endocarditis is quite low. As a matter of fact, people in your situation no longer have t... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Low incidence: Careful followup, echocardiograms, sometimes medications for rhythym are more likely.
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
no it is not easy to get endocarditis by brushing and flossing- what you get is healthy teeth! the cut should heal without problems. Re mitral valve f... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
Dr. Jessica Allananswered
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
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
Cardiology 35 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
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
Cardiology 23 years experience
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
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