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Trace regurgitation of mitral valve

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
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 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Both normal: Both are normal. All normal people have tricuspid regurgitation. This is a 100% normal finding. Thickening of the mitral valve is over-read. It appear... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Mvp: These are common findings and unless mitral valve has a leak or narrowing , just requires being followed infrequently provided that you don't have oth... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
No: No, it must be much worse to do that.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marko Yakovlevitch
Cardiology 35 years experience
Yes. This is normal.: Modern sensitive ultrasound machines will demonstrate trace mitral and tricuspid regurgitation in most individuals. The valves do not hermetically se... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Findings. Symptoms?: These are findings on the echocardiogram in the view of the Cardiologist who was looking at the pictures. The real question is why the echocardiogram ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 55 years experience
Mitral regurgitation: No, a trace of mitral regurgitation is normal. If such a person is short of breath, there are usually other causes. Significant heart or lung problems... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Minor abnormalities: Though they need to be followed to see if they worsen. Your cardiologist is your best resource
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
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

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