A 43-year-old member asked:
is mitral regurgitation and mitral valve prolapse the same?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Frank Mayo answered
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Mitral vlve prolapse can lead to mitral regurgitation of significance in rare cases, diseases of the left heart can produce mitral regurgitation of varying degres
Answered on Mar 3, 2020
Dr. Eric Toloza answered
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: Mitral valve prolapse refers to the mitral valve leaflets being stretched out and bulging (or prolapsing) into the left atrium ... Mitral regurgitation is leaking of blood from the left ventricule backwards into the left atrium through a leaky mitral valve ...
Answered on Nov 2, 2019
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