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Are mitral regurgitation and tricuspid regurgitation dangerous to have?

Are mitral regurgitation and tricuspid regurgitation dangerous to have?

Varies some: The diagnostic echocardiogram that picks this up is so sensitive that it can pick up regurgitation that is considered trivial. If so it would have little impact on function. It can also find it when it is major. These terms and their importance in a study should be explained by the treating physician that orders the test. ...Read more

Dr. Irving Harper
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Mitral Regurgitation (Definition)

A disorder of the heart in which the mitral valve, separating left atrium and left ventricle does not close properly. When the heart pumps out blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle through the incompetent valve, it leads to the abnormal leaking of blood from the left ventricle back ...Read more


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Is a mitral regurgitation and a tricuspid regurgitation dangerous to have?

Is a mitral regurgitation and a tricuspid regurgitation dangerous to have?

Mitral valve: The mitral valve has to open properly to let blood flow into the left ventricle from the atrium. If it doesn't, we call this stenosis. It has to close to keep the blood flowing toward the body, if it doesn't we call this regurgitation or insufficiency. Either or both problems can exist with the valve if its abnormal. Insufficiency is more common. ...Read more

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What is the cure for mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation?

? cure?: Your only cure for leaky valves is replacement with new ones. Since this would require major surgery and risk, it is not done when things are mild. If or when the leaks lead to some other heart issues, they would usually be managed with medication. ...Read more

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What is trace tricuspid regurgitation, trace pulmonic regurgitation and trace mitral regurgitation noted on an echo? Anything to worry about?

Regurgitation: No, these are very common findings on echo. By themselves these are harmless. Your doctor should be able to tell if there was any other findings of any concern. ...Read more

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What is "trace tricuspid regurgitation, trace pulmonic regurgitation and trace mitral regurgitation" noted on an echo? Anything to worry about?

What is "trace tricuspid regurgitation, trace pulmonic regurgitation and trace mitral regurgitation" noted on an echo? Anything to worry about?

Valve regurgitation: Echocardiograms and doppler studies have become very sophisticated that they can identify the most minor abnormalities. "trace" findings are not harmful and nothing to worry about but your tests should be repeated every so often as recommended by your cardiologist to monitor these findings. Perhaps, in due time, these findings can get worse and be treated accordingly as they are discovered. ...Read more

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I have moderate mitral regurgitation, mild tricuspid regurgitation and advanced diastolic dysfunction with transmitral pseunormal. On meds, but next?

I have moderate mitral regurgitation, mild tricuspid regurgitation and advanced diastolic dysfunction with transmitral pseunormal. On meds, but next?

Continued: Monitoring of mitral valve with serial echocardiograms...Medication adjustments....If the valve continues to degrade over time surgical correction may be necessary. ...Read more

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I had an echocardiogram show severe mitral regurgitation, moderate /severe tricuspid regurgitation &mild to moder pulmonic regurge. Is surgery option?

Mitral regurgitation: You should have this discussion with a cardiologist who can evaluate you and your status and review your data. Surgery is an option for many patients with severe mitral regurgitation but more is involved in the evaluation than what you have above, any recommendation from here has to be to see a cardiologist personally. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pvc, aortic regurgitation, moderate mitral regurgitation, tricuspid regurgitation, hyperlipemia, & adv diastolic dys. Prognosi?

I was diagnosed with pvc, aortic regurgitation, moderate mitral regurgitation, tricuspid regurgitation, hyperlipemia, & adv diastolic dys. Prognosi?

Hard to answer: You have several valves which are leaking. You only mention moderate amount of mitral regurge. But more important is the size of the pumping chambers of your heart and the ejection fraction (how well it squeezes). You have had a stress test so did it show evidence of blockages? There are many people with mild or moderate leaking valves who do very well. You need to discuss with you doctor. ...Read more

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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?

Old echo determined trace mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. New one determined Mild regurgitation of both. Does this mean it has worsened?

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? ...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 it serious when you are diagnosed with mitral and tricuspid regurgitation?

Depends: Almost 100% of the population has tricuspid regurgitation. It's normal. Nearly everyone also has some degree, usually mild, of mitral regurgitation. The issue comes when either is severe. ...Read more

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I have had pericarditis in 2008. My most recent echo showed trace mitral an tricuspid regurgitation and a bright pericardium. What can this mean?

I have had pericarditis in 2008. My most recent echo showed trace mitral an tricuspid regurgitation and a bright pericardium. What can this mean?

Things to watch: The trace tricuspid and mitral valve regurgitation may be nothing, but should be followed, or monitored by an echocardiogram, every year or every other year.
The bright pericardium is likely the result of the pericarditis (which is inflammation of the sack the heart sits in)
the worry is that this brightness becomes scar tissue, that could cause some squeezing of the heart, also followed by echo. ...Read more

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Can the left ventricular temporarily be dilated from Mitral and tricuspid regurgitation? Or is it permanent? Systolic and diastolic function normal

Question stream: Following your question stream you should see a cardiologist and be evaluated and be sure to ask the cardiologist the questions you placed here. Answers specific to you need to come from someone with the information specific to you. ...Read more

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What does a moderately dilated left ventricle signify? Normal systolic function, EF 55-60%, wall thickness normal. Mitral/tricuspid regurgitation present.

What does a moderately dilated left ventricle signify? Normal systolic function, EF 55-60%, wall thickness normal. Mitral/tricuspid regurgitation present.

Dilation: In the presence of mitral regurgitaton, a moderately dilated left ventricle with normal EF implies a significant volume of mitral regurgitation. This should be followed up by a cardiologist to determine if more attention is required at this point. ...Read more

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Can mild tricuspid and trace pulmonic and mitral regurgitation cause blood clots? I'm worried.

No: There is no data to show that mild tricuspid and trace pulmonic and mitral regurgitation cause blood clots unless you have abnormal coagulapathy. Cardiac ultrosound can help if you have any concern. ...Read more

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I had a echocardiogram. Results say mitral valve demonstrates sclerosis of the leaflets and trace regurgitation. And trace tricuspid regurgitation.?

I had a echocardiogram. Results say mitral valve demonstrates sclerosis of the leaflets and trace regurgitation. And trace tricuspid regurgitation.?

Findings. Symptoms?: These are findings on the echocardiogram in the view of the Cardiologist who was looking at the pictures. The real question is why the echocardiogram was ordered to begin with. Were you having symptoms? What problem was the test trying to identify? Generally, trace valve regurgitation is "physiologic" - that is, common & symptom-less. Sclerosis means thickening - so the mitral valve could be stiff ...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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I have mitral valve regurgitation with tricuspid regurgitation with mild pulmonary hypertension and dystolic disfunction. Should I be worried?

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

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. ...Read more

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Mom has pulmonary htn and mild mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. Do these play any role or complication in a radical laparo. Nephrectomy?

Mom has pulmonary htn and mild mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. Do these play any role or complication in a radical laparo. Nephrectomy?

Severity?: Mild mr and tr would not increase her risk. Any significant elevation of pulmonary artery pressure would. It depends on severity. She obviously has had an echo. Check with her cardiologist to be sure she is medically as fit as she can be prior to major surgery. ...Read more

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I need help pls. I'm 15weeks pregnant, I have a anterior mitral valve prolapse (a2) with mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation : (?

I need help pls. I'm 15weeks pregnant, I have a anterior mitral valve prolapse (a2) with mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation : (?

Cardiology: I am sorry to hear that your health is complicating your pregnancy. But, I am not sure how a stranger can help on the internet. It sounds like your OB will have you monitored closely with a cardiologist as well. Follow their advise to the tee. ...Read more

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I have anterior mitral valve prolapse with mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation & im 15weeks pregnant, a c operation is better?

I have anterior mitral valve prolapse with mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation & im 15weeks pregnant, a c operation is better?

Not really: Mvp is a very common condition in women, over diagnosed in the 80's and 90's.
The echo doppler is a very sensitive tool to find "valvular leaks= regurgitation"
the fact that the leaks are "mild" make them more likely without clinical significance and should not be a contraindication for vaginal delivery.
Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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Anyone diagnose mitral regurgitation? How?

Anyone diagnose mitral regurgitation? How?

Primary care, ECHO: Your primary care provider (md, do, pa, fnp.) can diagnose mitral regurgitation on exam (murmur) and order an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) for confirmation. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of mitral regurgitation?

What are the typical symptoms of mitral regurgitation?

Hardly any.: With a large mr, low exercise tolerance and running out of breath are most likely. With a small one, only a murmur on routine heart exam. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat mitral regurgitation percutanously?

Is it possible to treat mitral regurgitation percutanously?

Sort of...: It is possible to place a clip on the leaflets for an alfieri-type result. Also, annuplasty rings can be placed in the coronary sinus to change the configuration of the mitral valve. However, these maneuvers don't work too well. Ultimately, if the mitral valve really needs repair then surgery by a cardiothoracic surgeon with a *particular expertise in mitral valve repair* is the way to go. ...Read more

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What things affect the chances of getting mitral regurgitation?

What things affect the chances of getting mitral regurgitation?

Some causes are....: Mitral valve prolapse, destruction of valve structure by degeneration or infection, heart attack and scar disrupting the conical shape of the heart or tearing the tethers of the mitral valve, enlargement and weakness of heart muscle and delayed conduction of electrical impulse from the upper chamber to the lower chamber of the heart and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy tugging at the valve. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mitral regurgitation?

What is the definition or description of: mitral regurgitation?

M.valve incompetence: Mitral regurgitation or mitral insufficiency or mitral incompetence is a disorder of the heart in which the mitral valve, separating left atrium and left ventricle does not close properly. When the heart pumps out blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle through the incompetent valve, it leads to the abnormal leaking of blood from the left ventricle back to the left atrium. ...Read more

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What is mitral regurgitation and prolapse?

Different things: I think of mitral valve prolapse as a description of how the valve closes (the leaflets bow into the atrium). Regurgitation is actual leaking of blood back in the atrium. You can have prolapse without regurgitation. And not everyone with regurgitation has prolapse.
There is a group of patients that develop regurge from prolapse, but not everyone. ...Read more