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Does trace mitral valve regurgitation cause shortness of breath and palpitations?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
No: No, it must be much worse to do that.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Mitral regurgitation: Trace mitral regurgitation means that only a very small amount of additional blood volume is stressing the heart, this is usually not significant. For mitral regurgitation to cause shortness of breath it has to be a significant amount say 30% or more of each contraction. Palpitations can happen with minimal mitral regurgitation.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Mitral regurgitation: In general no, but consult your doctor if you are having symptoms.
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Last updated Oct 9, 2018

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