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Can Mitral Valve Regurgitation Be Reversed
Leaky: Your heart valves are supposed to be one way doors. Blood is supposed to be pushed out in one direction with the valve (door) closing behind. If the door doesn't close completely and or some blood leaks backward it is called regurgitation. A little bit is not a problem, a large amount can make the heart need to work too hard. ...Read more
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
Depends: Mitral regurgitation is when it leaks blood backwards into the atrium. The seriousness of this is depends on the amount of leakage, the size of the heart, how well the heart squeezes and other factors. Many people live entirely normal lives with a small amount of leak. Surgery is indicated for severe cases (usually a repair) because in those cases it can improve life expectancy and quality of life. ...Read more
Very small leak: The mitral valve prevents blood from flowing backwards out of the main pumping chamber of the heart (left ventricle). When a valve leaks we call this regugitation or insufficiency. One method of describing a leak is to classify it as trivial, mild, moderate, or severe. A trivial leak should not affect you heart in any way. A lot of people of this and never need anything done for it. ...Read more
Very small leak: The mitral valve prevents blood from flowing backwards out of the main pumping chamber of the heart (left ventricle). When a valve leaks we call this regugitation or insufficiency. One method of describing a leak is to classify it as trivial or trace, mild, moderate, or severe. A trace leak should not affect you heart in any way. A lot of people of this and never need anything done for it. ...Read more
Clinically...: ...insignificant? Best to check with your doctor as to his/her precise meaning however byt the term "trivial." ...Read more
Fen phen: Most likely yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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
Echo: An echocardiogram (fancy ultrasound of the heart) is the main tool for following mitral regurgitation. Also maybe even more important is the presence or lack of symptoms. As mitral regurge gets worse usually you get tired easier. The amount of activity to make you short of breath becomes less and less. You may not be able to lay flat and may have to sit up to breathe. Your dr can help. ...Read more
Not likely: Without knowing the etiology of the mitral regurgitation it is difficult to accurately answer your question however in general mitral regurgitation does not improve over time. It is either stable without change or gets worse. There are medications that will decrease the amount of regurgitation but not cure it. Follow routinely with your health care provider and I am certain you will be OK. ...Read more
Yes you can: It is safe to do cardio exercises with mitral valve regurgitation. If the leakage through your mitral valve is significant you may notice that you get short of breath more easily. Exercising regularly is a good way to recondition your heart. It also helps you detect quickly if you start to get more symptomatic. ...Read more
Mild mitral valve regurgitation: no need to worry? Or anything to do or take, look out for, or not do?
Need follow-up: You do not need to worry at this time, however you should not forget that you have mild mitral regurgitation. Many people have mild mitral regurgitation and never require any treatments. In some cases, it can progress to moderate or severe. The best thing is for you to keep your heart healthy by exercising 30 minutes a day 4 or 5 times a week. If your body is healthy, your heart is likely to be. ...Read more
I have mitral valve regurgitation & 3 are "trivial".. My grandmother had emergency valve replacment. Am I at risk? Had eco=valve wall ok but worried
No worry: Trivial regurgitation is physiologic. No need to be concerned. ...Read more
On echocardiogram: Or by auscultation as they are different. ...Read more
It can be normal: Usually doesn't heal unless related to a reversible condition...How severe? ...Read more
Hello sir, does mitral valve regurgitation in a 20 year old progresses, if it progresses then how much time it should take to progress. Please help.
This is highly vari-: Able and should be followed serially with echocardiograms. ...Read more
Not necessarily: They are two separate entities and may coexist but generally are not causative of one another. ...Read more
Cardiologist heard mitral valve regurgitation from my husbands ten year repaired mitral valve. This is new. How concerning is this?
Strange question: If your cardiologist is suspecting mitral regurgitation after auscultating over your husband's heart with his stethoscope, he should probably order a 2-D ECHO to assess the integrity of the repaired valve before taking any further steps. Why didn't you ask this question to your husband's cardiologist instead of to me? ...Read more
Unlikely: If one has mixed mitral valve disease with a heavily calcified mitral valve that is both stenotic and regurgitant, one could imagine marked turbulance of the blood flow across the mitral valve with destruction of rbc's however, this is very unlikely. ...Read more
PRV & MVR: Simple answer NoGet a more detailed answer ›
Which percentage of mitral valve regurgitation patients require valve repair or replacement surgery?
Depends: It depends on the severity of the mr patients have and what their ages are. If you take the general usa population, all adults over age 21, some degree of mr is present in >80% (most of it trivial or very mild). Among that unselected group. ...Read more
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