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A 37-year-old member asked:

Mitral valve regurgitation cause any problems?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Maybe...: Mild mvr usually causes no issues and does not require antibiotics before procedures such as dental work. More severe disease can causes shortness of breath and fatigue with exercise and my need antibiotics before procedures.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is mitral valve regurgitation inherited?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Sometimes: Like most conditions it is part inherited tendancy and part environment.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott commented
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
Mitral regurgitation results from weakening of the leaflet tissue or chordae in simple degenerative mr. Barlows disease is more severe tissue degeneration. Papillary muscle dysfunction usually is because of heart attack. Some of the tissue malformations may be hereditary to some degree
Aug 17, 2012
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is a trace of mitral valve regurgitation?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 39 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 regugitation or insufficiency. One method of describing a leak is to classify it as trivial or trace, mild, moderate, or severe. A trace leak should not affect you heart in any way. A lot of people of this and never need anything done for it.
San Francisco, CA
A 26-year-old male asked:

How dangerous is mitral valve regurgitation ?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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 can also be so bad the patient cannot function without a valve replacement.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can mitral valve regurgitation hinder me?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 32 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. Speak with your doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is "trivial mitral valve regurgitation"?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 39 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 regugitation or insufficiency. One method of describing a leak is to classify it as trivial, mild, moderate, or severe. A trivial leak should not affect you heart in any way. A lot of people of this and never need anything done for it.
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