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I'm a 39 year old female who has a recent echocardiogram. Showed mild mitral valve thickening and mild mitral regurgitation. Should I be concerned or see a cardiologist.?

I'm a 39 year old female who has a recent echocardiogram. Showed mild mitral valve thickening and mild mitral regurgitation. Should I be concerned or see a cardiologist.?

No: That is a benign finding which is present in the majority of the healthy population when carefully assessed. You are not at risk of complications and need no further testing based on that finding. ...Read more

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An echocardiogram revealed mild mitral valve thickening & prolapse. Can this be causing a fast heart rate/tiredness?

An echocardiogram revealed mild mitral valve thickening & prolapse. Can this be causing a fast heart rate/tiredness?

Probably not: Unless you have additional valve pathology such as significant stenosis or regurgitation, it is unlikely. Many people have some mitral valve prolapse and the vast majority are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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The mitral valve leaflets are mildly thickened. There is bileaflet buckling of the mitral valve leafets without frank prolqpse. What does this mean?

The mitral valve leaflets are mildly thickened. There is bileaflet buckling of the mitral valve leafets without frank prolqpse. What does this mean?

Good news!: Don't be overwhelmed or needlessly alarmed by medical jargon. We use very descriptive words to convey information from one health care professional. To interpret for you: you don't have mitral valve prolapse. That's great news! That means: 1) no need for prophylactic antibiotics before dental procedures ; 2) very low chance of developing a heart valve infection or need or valve surgery. ...Read more

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In my echo reprt it says mild buckling of anterior mitral leaflet, no myxomatous thickness seen. And also trace mitral regurgitation.

Common picture: This is a common description of what can be an unremarkable finding. Some cardiologists will interpret this as mild mitral valve prolapse, but the description actually sounds more like one of the common normal variants of mitral valve appearance on echocardiogram. This appearance frequently is associated with no future negative outcomes. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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My echocardiogram said I have anterior leaflet thickening of the mitral valve--what does that mean?

My echocardiogram said I have anterior leaflet thickening of the mitral valve--what does that mean?

Incidental finding: Anterior leaflet thickening is not an uncommon finding and is usually seen incidentally. It is of little clinical significance if it is not associated with more than mild regurgitation or "leakage" of the mitral valve, restriction in opening of the valve, or other structural heart disease. So essentially, if the rest of the echo is normal probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram showed moderate mitral valve thickening with prolapse of anterior mitral leaflet, MR jet posteriorly directed. What is your opinion?

Echocardiogram showed moderate mitral valve thickening with prolapse of anterior mitral leaflet, MR jet posteriorly directed. What is your opinion?

These certainly: Are findings one could have on an ECHO. Without actually seeing the echo we can't say that is our interpretation. If the interpretation is accurate you have significant regurgitant mitral valve prolapse and should be followed by a cardiologist to avoid long term adverse outcomes. ...Read more

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severe LAE, left atrium is severely dilated, mitral valve leaflets appear mildly thickened. Mitral regurgitation (1-2+), what does this mean?

Question? Consult!: These little boxes are not good for answering specific patient case problems. Consider a cardiology consultation here on HealthTap. The kind of consult where you ask for help within the next 24 hours works particularly well for a complex case because it enables emailing back and forth with the details. ...Read more

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HEART The mitral valve leaflets appeared thickened, there is a trace of tricuspid regurgitation & pulmonic valvular regurgitation. What does that mean?

HEART The mitral valve leaflets appeared thickened, there is a trace of tricuspid regurgitation & pulmonic valvular regurgitation. What does that mean?

Mvp: These are common findings and unless mitral valve has a leak or narrowing, just requires being followed infrequently provided that you don't have other reasons to be followed more frequently by your doc ...Read more

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Does this increase my risk for sudden cardiac death? Is this mitral valve prolapse?, will it get worse with time? Anterior mitral valve leaflet moderately thickened but no stenosis or prolapse.

Does this increase my risk for sudden cardiac death? Is this mitral valve prolapse?, will it get worse with time? Anterior mitral valve leaflet moderately thickened but no stenosis or prolapse.

Dysautonomia - MVP: Dysautonomia is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon. Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. Risk of sudden death is less than chance of winning the powerball lottery. ...Read more

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Hi, have been diagnosed with mitral valve leaflets thickening. I got my face nd forearms numb pins and needles, shortness of breath. I went to hospit?

Hi, have been diagnosed with mitral valve leaflets thickening. I got my face nd forearms numb pins and needles, shortness of breath. I went to hospit?

Mitral: Can't give an answer without a clear question. Whenever you see a medical professional get an answer you can understand to your problem. The person you are seeing at the medical facility has more specific information regarding you than we can get out here. If you have a specific question please ask again and try to be clear about what you are asking ...Read more

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What causes mitral valve thickening?

What causes mitral valve thickening?

Different kinds: Some mitral valve thickening is due to myxomatous degeneration. This is congenital, associated with prolapse, and worsens over time. Another type is age related and is due to simple wear and tear. Infection is rare but more serious. ...Read more

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What is mild mitral stenosis?

What is mild mitral stenosis?

Narrowing: Mitral stenosis is a thickening of the mitral valve leaflets. This results in narrowing that restricts blood flow through the valve.

Ms is rated as mild, moderate, or severe. Severe ms usually requires valve surgery.

Mild does not cause symptoms but should be monitored periodically. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of? Mild mitral stenosis?

What are symptoms of? Mild mitral stenosis?

Depends: Mild mitral stenosis does not usually cause symptoms. Some people with more severe mitral stenosis have atrial fibrillation or heart failure. ...Read more

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Does mild mitral regurgitaion is dangerous? %0ain my echo it also show that my ef 75%.Is it is normal

Not dangerous: Generally, mild mitral regurgitation is not dangerous. However, follow-up would be appropriate to evaluate for progression.

Ejection fraction of 75% is in the middle of the normal range. ...Read more

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If mild mitral and pulmonic regurgitation, are nothing to worry about. How come that everymove I make are so difficult for me?

If mild mitral and pulmonic regurgitation, are nothing to worry about. How come that everymove I make are so difficult for me?

You need another: Diagnosis to explain your symptoms as those are common findings on an echocardiogram that shouldn't cause significant symptoms. ...Read more

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Mild mitral regurgutation and high blood sugar?

Mild mitral regurgutation and high blood sugar?

Not related: High blood sugar needs to be addressed with diet and probably medication, at least at first. Mild mitral regurgitation should be managed by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What can cause mitral valve thickening?

What can cause mitral valve thickening?

Normal Aging.: This can be due to normal aging or wear! ...Read more

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Can mild mitral regurgitation progress over time?

Can mild mitral regurgitation progress over time?

Yes: Yes, with aging, it can progress but not necessarily. Onset of coronary artery disease, degenerative annular calcification, infection and hypertension can make it worse. ...Read more

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What is mild & physiological mitral & tricuspid regurgitation?

What is mild & physiological mitral & tricuspid regurgitation?

Normal finding: The mitral and tricuspid valves are the valves between the upper and lower chambers of the heart. When the heart contracts a tiny amount of blood may go backwards through the valves. This is called physiological regurgitation and is normal. When it becomes significantly more it may cause symptoms. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is a mild leakage in the mitral valve serious?

Mitral insufficiency: Mild mitral insufficiency is a common finding on echocardiography and often stays stable. Having said this, depending on the patients status mild mitral insufficiency can progress if it is being caused by an ongoing process. Best to ask your Dr about your particular circumstance. ...Read more

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Can I keep running 5k if I have mild mitral regurgitation?

You can if no sympto: It depends on the severity and degree of mitral regurgitation.If you have been running since you were diagnosed and never felt short of breath and had to stop, than you can continue to run as long as you have been cleared to run by your cardiologist
in your case with mild regurgitation there is seems to be no risk as long as it was diagnosed as mild by your cardilologist
if in doubt get it checked. ...Read more

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Can I work as a seaman if I have a mild mitral regurgitation?

Can I work as a seaman if I have a mild mitral regurgitation?

Yes: There should be no specific work restrictions on you if mild mitral regurgitation is your only heart problem. You do not require any specific dental prophylaxis nor any other special precautions. ...Read more