A 36-year-old member asked:
how safe is it for a person with severe mitral regurgitation to have sex?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
It depends: A person with mitral regurgitation should check with his or her physician. There is a test called an echocardiogram which can actually measure the degree of regurgitation-which actually means the blood in the heart flows in the opposite direction than it should. A board certified cardiologist is best. There can be medication to help. In very severe cases, the mitral valve can be replaced.
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Pathology 44 years experience
Ask your physician: Mitral regurgitation can greatly diminish your exercise tolerance in daily life, but it is very unlikely to cause you to die suddenly by doing something that's less of a strain on your heart than running to catch the bus. You're under a physician' care, i trust. Part of your care as a whole person is not developing "cardiac neurosis" -- over-limiting your healthy activities with loved ones.
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Last updated Feb 25, 2014
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