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Can regurgitation start at anytime with mitral valve prolapse?

Can regurgitation start at anytime with mitral valve prolapse?

Yes: While the technical answer is yes, it's more complicated: mvp encompasses a broad range of severity from trivial/normal variant to very severe. Commonly there is some degree of regurgitation, often mild. The rare, severe forms of mvp can suddenly rupture a chordae (a supporting structure of the valve) and suddenly develop severe regurgitation with symptoms. This can happen anytime. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Binford
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Mitral Valve Prolapse (Definition)

Mitral valve prolapse is when the mitral valve that separates the heart's left atrium and left ventricle does not close appropriately. When the heart contracts to push blood from the left ventricle to the rest of the body, portions of the mitral valve move backwards into the left atrium. This can cause regurgitation of blood from the left ventricle into the left atrium. Most of the time a mitral valve prolapse is asymptomatic and does ...Read more


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If you have mitral valve prolapse is it common to get mitral valve regurgitation?

Not necessarily: Mitral valve prolapse may progress to regurge but most patients do not progress to the point of needing surgery. It is important to maintain follow up, however. Also you will need antibiotics before procedures and dental visits to reduce the risk of valve infections. ...Read more

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Should I be followed by a cardiologist for my mitral valve prolapse and regurgitation?

Once: See one once and depending on severity you could be followed solely by your primary doctor or might require at least annual visits with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Hello sir, I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. I want to know whether i will die soon or not. I am 19 year old male .

Hello sir, I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. I want to know whether i will die soon or not. I am 19 year old male .

Unlikely: Annual followups should be done. If the prolapse and leakage worsens valve repair or replacement are options to improve situation for many years. No smoking no IV drugs attention to dental care and procedures to avoid infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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