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Can I be a navy nurse if I have mitral valve regurgitation?

Can I be a navy nurse if I have mitral valve regurgitation?

See Specifics below: The following are causes for commissioning rejection: "all valvular heart diseases, congenital or acquired, including those improved by surgery except mitral valve prolapse and bicuspid aortic valve. These latter two conditions are not reasons for rejection unless there is associated tachyarrhythmia, mitral regurgitation, aortic stenosis, insufficiency, or cardiomegaly.". ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Valve (Definition)

A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more


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Hi. I have mitral valve regurgitation, and i feel sharp burning pain on my chest. Also i feel dizzy, fainting, brathless. help!

Hi. I have mitral valve regurgitation, and i feel sharp burning pain on my chest. Also i feel dizzy, fainting, brathless. help!

Many symptoms: You must make an appointment to see a Gynecologist. The doctor will take your history, examine you, and order some labs. When the results are in the doctor will advise you what to do next! Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Can mitral valve regurgitation cause leg swelling? Read in reports that I have mitral valve regurgitation but doc never told me-- strange.

Can mitral valve regurgitation cause leg swelling? Read in reports that I have mitral valve regurgitation but doc never told me-- strange.

Mitral regurgitation: This is a common incidental finding on echocardiography,if severe and associated with congestive failure edema can develop-the person is then very sick with shotness of breath among other symptoms. ...Read more

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Read reports that I have mitral valve regurgitation. Doctors failed to tell me. Also have splinter hemorrhages. Should I request an echocardiogram?

Read reports that I have mitral valve regurgitation. Doctors failed to tell me. Also have splinter hemorrhages. Should I request an echocardiogram?

Interpreting results: It is worthwhile to be evaluated in person;it is easy to take findings out of context&make a wrong conclusion. eg: Do you have subacute bacterial endocarditis (heart valve infection-bad),or instead minimal regurgitation (leakage) through a normal valve (harmless) & recent unnoticed injury to a fingernail? History,physical,&review of data are needed to determine if studies should be done. ...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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What is mitral valve regurgitation?

Backflow: The mitral valve is the between the left atrium and the left ventricle. As the left ventricle fills with blood, the blood in the left ventricle starts pushing on the mitral valve like the leaflets floating and when the ventricle squeezes, the mitral leaflets don't appose enough and allow some blood to flow back to the atrium instead of forward to the aorta. ...Read more

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Is mitral valve regurgitation inherited?

Is mitral valve regurgitation inherited?

Sometimes: Like most conditions it is part inherited tendancy and part environment. ...Read more

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Nurses (Definition)

Nurses are a type of healthcare professional that can provide a ...Read more