A 37-year-old male asked:
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old echo determined trace mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. new one determined mild regurgitation of both. does this mean it has worsened?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Not much difference: When your reports say or use words like: Mild, slight, it means that it is a minimal change. So you do not have to pay much attention to it although your doctor ordering such tests is obliged to interpret/explain to you what it all means. Have you gone back to see your doctor after the tests were done and completed?
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
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