A 22-year-old male asked:
in my echo reprt it says mild buckling of anterior mitral leaflet, no myxomatous thickness seen. and also trace mitral regurgitation.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Barry Shapiro answered
35 years experience Cardiology
Likely benign: This is a common finding on echo especially in young women. It may be due more to dehydration rather than a structural abnormality.
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Dr. Steven Neish answered
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Common picture: This is a common description of what can be an unremarkable finding. Some cardiologists will interpret this as mild mitral valve prolapse, but the description actually sounds more like one of the common normal variants of mitral valve appearance on echocardiogram. This appearance frequently is associated with no future negative outcomes. Discuss with your physician.
Answered on Apr 27, 2018
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