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mitral valve regurgitation and pulmonary hypertension

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Treatment: Now this is tough one! pulmonary hypertension due to several reasons--- one if them is mitral regurg. Nowmitral regurg could be due to congenital or i ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Baldwin
19 years experience Cardiology
Maybe -- it depends: Valve regurgitation becomes a serious problem when it is severe, and at that point it might require surgery. If the valve regurgitation is only mild ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Very serious: This diagnosis especially at your age is of such grave importance that I warn you against taking advice from anyone else until you have reviewed it fu ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Marvit
56 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: They are two separate entities and may coexist but generally are not causative of one another.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes!: If prolonged and severe, yes. The best tests for CHF and mitral regurgitation are a bnp and echocardiogram!
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
HCM: Not sure what you're asking. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy in series with a bicuspid aortic valve has a potential for real trouble if the bi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Your question?: overall normal heart function, with elevated BP in the lung -- do you have elevated BP or taking meds for it?
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Missing Data: Some important data are missing before i can say normal.What is pa pressure. What about lv function etc. If they r normal then only i can comment o ... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Minor abnormalities: Though they need to be followed to see if they worsen. Your cardiologist is your best resource
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
No: Normal wear n tear given HTN.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: A diastolic decreshendo high pitched murmur heard best leaning forward with the stethoscope over the lower sternum suggest aortic regurgitation, altho ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Aortic valve: We don't treat mild aortic valve disease other than good health practices.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease : Long explanation for here look up cardiac physiology.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes: Like most conditions it is part inherited tendancy and part environment.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Echo: Sounds mild to me. Discuss with your team.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Aortic stenosis: Causes a high pitched systolic murmur radiating to neck. Mitral regurgitation is low pitched early diastolic murmur with possibility of slight systoli ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Could be but unlikel: Depends on your age and your past medical history.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Marvit
56 years experience Psychiatry
Can be: This valve problems can effect cardiac function and lead to serious hemodynamic situations. Also the valves may be prone to getting infected if there ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: Sometimes surgery can correct depending on your general health status.
A 51-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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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 male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Had a cath?: The echo says there might be a structural abnormality of the aortic valve and a leak of the mitral valve with resultant dilation of left atrium. If yo ... Read More
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