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I had a cardiac echo stress test recently, results were normal but they did find a single ruptured tendinae. what is chance of valve issues later?

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Dr. John Szawaluk answered

Specializes in Cardiology

If there is a ruptured chordae tendinae of the mitral valve, frequently significant mitral regurgitation will ensue. A full echo looking at the valves is essential. Follow up with a cardiologist would be prudent.

Answered Jan 21, 2013

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Dr. Jahan Zeb answered

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Likely not. However ask your provider if there is any mitral regurgitation . You should also ask if you have an audible mumur associated with the valve, and if so that would require periodic surveillance with physical exam. You probably would not need another echo unless abnormal murmur appeared or you developed symptoms

Answered Feb 19, 2015

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