A 38-year-old member asked:
what causes mitral regurgitation?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Marvit answered
56 years experience Psychiatry
Valve incompetence: When the valve does not close properly the blood will flow in both directions.
Answered on Jul 17, 2013
Dr. Robert Binford answered
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Many things: Regurgitation means the valve allows blood to leak backwards thru the valve. Causes can be several things. This includes degenerative changes in valve tissues, rupture of supporting chords, rheumatic fever, infections, heart attacks and many more. Your doctor with the help of a good history and physical exam and some tests like an echo can help figure out which the cause.
Answered on Oct 15, 2018
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