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What causes mitral regurgitation?

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Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Valve incompetence: When the valve does not close properly the blood will flow in both directions.
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
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.

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