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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Continued: Monitoring of mitral valve with serial echocardiograms...Medication adjustments....If the valve continues to degrade over time surgical correction may... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Diastolic dysfunctio: Unfortunately we don't have much to directly treat the diastolic dysfunction. If the mitral insufficiency becomes problematic, it might require repair... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
LA DILATATION: That your left atrium is slightly enlarged without thrombosis. That your mitral valve is scared with mild to moderate backflow of blood in the mitra... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
How deep?: Diving in a swimming pool is likely okay, but I would not recommend deep sea diving. You have enough health issues to not take risks.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Marcus
Cardiology 31 years experience
Heart Failure: Unfortunately it appears that your mother in law is suffering from advanced congestive heart failure and needs aggressive medical treatment and follow... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Pleural effusions: Pleural effusions are not normal. You need an echo to see if your heart function/structure is compromised That will dictate management of your card... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Hard to answer: You have several valves which are leaking. You only mention moderate amount of mitral regurge. But more important is the size of the pumping chamber... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
No: This is best evaluated by echocardiogram.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 42 years experience
Yes : When your cardiologist thinks something has to be done. There will be options that you should talk about.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvonne Duffe
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Labetalol dose usual: Yes. The dose of 100 mg of labetalol is the normal starting dose. This is in the class of drugs called beta blockers and they are preferred first lin... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Watchman device: A fib w mitral regurg is difficult to eliminate by antiarrhythmics or ablation therapy, so rhythm control is less likely an option. Use of newer anti... Read More