A member asked:
mitral regurgitation 396.3 mitral valve prolapse, history of v 12.50 what are some of the treatments for this condition and any information you can share. thank you. joy age 60, female
2 doctor answers
Dr. Alec Moorman answered
20 years experience Cardiology
Hello : Hello joy. Mitral valve prolapse is a condition where the mitral valve is a bit more floppy than usual and so does not form a perfect seal to prevent backward leaking of blood (mitral regugitation) from the ventricle into the atrium. If only mild, you do not need any treatment at all. The condition should be followed over time with annual visits to your doctor and periodic echocardiograms (heart ultrasound). If the condition worsens to the point of moderate or severe regurgitation, you may develop symptoms such as shortness of breath with exertion or fatigue. In that case, you may end up requiring a procedure to repair the valve. Repair is usually done surgically, but there are new techniques being developed to allow for minimally invasive repair via catheters.
Answered on Jul 10, 2018
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz answered
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Repair: Mitral valve repair when possible, can cure regurgitation and results in the best long term survival by preventing long term complications, preserving heart and lung function and preventing thromboembolic cerebral strokes or arterial emboli . Check out www.Mitralvalverepair.Org go see dr. David h. Adams at mt. Sinai in ny.
Answered on Mar 24, 2013
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