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Is it common to have leaky heart valves during pregnancy? i have three out of four valves leaking.

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: yes, but it shouldn't be severe or cause symptoms .otherwise the pregnancy may be causing a normal response to changes in your volume status. some times a mild to mod leak can become severe during pregnancy which be problematic as well.

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