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A 21-year-old male asked:

How do you treat pulmonary hypertension and "mild mitral valve regurgitation?" what causes it?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 31 years experience
Treatment: Now this is tough one! pulmonary hypertension due to several reasons--- one if them is mitral regurg. Nowmitral regurg could be due to congenital or infectious reasons. Surgical treatment of mitral regurg ( valve replacement) can treat pulm. Hypertension. But if there are chronic changes in lungs due to pulmonary hypertension then surgery might not help latter. Meds are there to treat but no cure!
Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
PH Treatment : Treatment of pulmonary hypertension (ph) depends on the cause. Group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) is treated with medication designed to widen the pulmonary arteries thereby lowering resistance to blood flow and reducing the need for the right ventricle to generate high pressures i.e. Ph. Mitral valve disease may be treated entirely differently depending on the severity.

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A 53-year-old female asked:

I have mitral valve regurgitation with tricuspid regurgitation with mild pulmonary hypertension and dystolic disfunction. Should i be worried?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ew Baldwin
Cardiology 21 years experience
Maybe -- it depends: Valve regurgitation becomes a serious problem when it is severe, and at that point it might require surgery. If the valve regurgitation is only mild or moderate, it can be followed by your physician. It sounds as though with your conditions, maintaining excellent blood pressure control will be very important.
Last updated Jan 16, 2017


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