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trivial mitral incompetence

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Mitral insufficiency: Mitral insufficiency is synonomous with mitral incompetence. It is when the valve doesn't close properly. This is like a door that doesn't close. The ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Mitral incompetence: If severe incompetence then surgical repair or replacement. If not severe then medical therapy. Consult your cardiologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Often nothing: It really depends on the amount of insufficiency. Therre are many people with mild insufficiency that never need anything done to their valves. If i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Structural problems: The most common causes of mitral regurgitation are: myxomatous valve degeneration/valve prolapse, ischemic heart disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, rupt ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Mitral insuffiency: Mitral insufficiency is leakage of the mitral valve. This valve between the left atrium and left ventricle assures that when the ventricle (the main p ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Stethoscope: It is usually first suspected when a doctor listens to your heart and hears a heart murmur. The characteristics of the murmur such as where on your ch ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Edge: Yes, it is one of several techniques used to treat this condition.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Back to Valve Basics: What do the heart valves do? They allow blood flow forward (most important) & (hopefully) prevent any reverse flow. Without an inlet & outlet valve, e ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Regurgitation: Trivial mitral regurgitation means not enough to be worried about when most people use the term
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Harsh, Blowing: Mitral valve prolapse is commonly caused by rheumatic heart disease. The murmur is harsh, blowing, and holosystolic radiating from the apex of the hea ... Read More
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