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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

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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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