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moderate to severe mitral valve regurgitation

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Depends on symptoms: Symptoms generally dictate need for corrective surgery (repair vs replacement) in mr cases. Consult with a cardiologist.
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Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
High: Severe mitral regurgitation typically will need surgery (hopefully repaired) at some point. Even if the patient has no symptoms eventually the will de ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
MVR: This surgery is done quite well by experienced cardiac teams. With appropriate choice of patient, appropriate procedure and follow up most patients do ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Valve: Valve surgery is usually not considered unless patient is having significant problems. Passing out etc. Pulmaonary HTN can be treated medically. You n ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvonne Duffe
36 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes: Like most conditions it is part inherited tendancy and part environment.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: Mitral regurgitation is not usually a problem depending on the cause until it is severe. Regular follow up with periodic echocardiograms are necessary ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Varies with the defe: The seriousness of this defect varies with the defect. Possibly as much as 10% of adult females have a minor amount through their normal lifespan.It c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
38 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

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