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is mitral valve regurgitation inherited?

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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes: Like most conditions it is part inherited tendancy and part environment.
Answered on Oct 25, 2018
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Dr. Brian Mott commented
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Mitral regurgitation results from weakening of the leaflet tissue or chordae in simple degenerative mr. Barlows disease is more severe tissue degeneration. Papillary muscle dysfunction usually is because of heart attack. Some of the tissue malformations may be hereditary to some degree
Aug 17, 2012

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