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I have a mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. as an otherwise healthy and active 32 year old female, am i at increased risk of a potential covid-19 infection becoming serious?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

The SARS-CoV-2 virus seems to affect persons who are older or have underlying lung and heart conditions more severely than people who do not have these conditions. Part of the problem with underlying heart conditions is that when ill with a respiratory virus, the heart tries to compensate for decreased Oxygen by increasing how hard it pumps. Increased pressure can cause worsening heart valve probs

Answered May 12, 2020

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Conditions which may impact severity of COVID 19 infec-tions include valve regurgitation or stenosis, or moderate to severe prolapse. It isn’t known if mild mitral valve prolapse (MVP) increases risk of complications.

Answered Sep 15, 2020

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