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A 43-year-old female asked:

is 3 leaky heart valves something to be afraid of? no congestive heart failure and being treated with a ace inhibitor and diuretic.

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Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 19 years experience
All relative : Depends on degree of leakiness. If your doc didn't make a big deal of it then doesn't seem you need to be monitored. Sometimes it does require repeat echocardiograms in the future though.
Dr. Robert Henson
Cardiology 32 years experience
Depends - ? severity: depends upon the severity, which ones, possible causes; often things need to be followed, your doctor should be able to give you good advice....

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