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Is there a difference between mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience in Interventional Cardiology
Yes: One can have either without the other. Prolapsed mitral valve leaflets could leak. Leaking mitral valves could be prolapse. However, one can have prolapse and no regurgitation or regurgitation and no prolapse.
Answered on Sep 22, 2016
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Mitral valve prolapse used to be a fashion diagnosis and is still overdiagnosed. Regurgitation can be serious but should only be diagnosed with controlled blood pressure. High blood pressure may overestimate regurgitation.
Jan 25, 2012
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Some patients have been operated on for regurgitation and high blood pressure. That would be wrong!
Jan 25, 2012

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