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What causes mitral valve thickening?

What causes mitral valve thickening?

different kinds: Some mitral valve thickening is due to myxomatous degeneration. This is congenital, associated with prolapse, and worsens over time. Another type is age related and is due to simple wear and tear. Infection is rare but more serious. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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The mitral valve leaflets are mildly thickened. There is bileaflet buckling of the mitral valve leafets without frank prolqpse. What does this mean?

The mitral valve leaflets are mildly thickened. There is bileaflet buckling of the mitral valve leafets without frank prolqpse. What does this mean?

Good news!: Don't be overwhelmed or needlessly alarmed by medical jargon. We use very descriptive words to convey information from one health care professional. To interpret for you: you don't have mitral valve prolapse. That's great news! that means: 1) no need for prophylactic antibiotics before dental procedures ; 2) very low chance of developing a heart valve infection or need or valve surgery. ...Read more

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What is a mixed mitral valve disease? What causes it?

What is a mixed mitral valve disease? What causes it?

Mitral valve: The mitral valve can be stenotic or not open properly. The valve can not close properly or be 'insufficient'. There are also conditions where both stenosis and insufficiency are present or 'mixed' mitral disease. ...Read more

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What is a mixed mitral valve disease? What causes it?

What is a mixed mitral valve disease? What causes it?

Mitral valve: The mitral valve can be stenotic or not open properly. The valve can not close properly or be 'insufficient'. There are also conditions where both stenosis and insufficiency are present or 'mixed' mitral disease. ...Read more

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What conditions cause mitral valve infection?

Bacteria in blood: Bacteria in the blood attach to the valve and then there is infection. If the valve is normal this is not likely to happen. Bacteria can enter the blood stream from such routine things such as cleaning your teeth. Most of the time this causes no problem unless the bacteria attach to a foreign body like a replaced valve or a damaged valve. More likely if your gums are infected., . ...Read more

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What causes mitral valve prolapse?

Mitral valve prolaps: The exact cause of mitral valve prolapse (mvp) isn't known. Most people who have the condition are born with it. Mvp tends to run in families. ...Read more

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Mitral valve regurgitation cause any problems?

Maybe...: Mild mvr usually causes no issues and does not require antibiotics before procedures such as dental work. More severe disease can causes shortness of breath and fatigue with exercise and my need antibiotics before procedures. ...Read more

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What is the cause of mitral valve prolapse?

What is the cause of mitral valve prolapse?

Mitral prolapse: read this for more information http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mitral-valve-prolapse/basics/definition/con-20024748

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Could mitral valve regurgitation cause anemia?

Could mitral valve regurgitation cause anemia?

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

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My echocardiogram said I have anterior leaflet thickening of the mitral valve--what does that mean?

My echocardiogram said I have anterior leaflet thickening of the mitral valve--what does that mean?

Incidental finding: Anterior leaflet thickening is not an uncommon finding and is usually seen incidentally. It is of little clinical significance if it is not associated with more than mild regurgitation or "leakage" of the mitral valve, restriction in opening of the valve, or other structural heart disease. So essentially, if the rest of the echo is normal probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My echo showed a thickened mitral valve, myxomatous with no regurgitation. I am a 20 year old male. Should i be worried?

No: The risk of developing serious issues with the valve seems quite low. Regular physical exams by your doctor will help ensure this. ...Read more

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What can cause mitral valve prolapse?

Mv prolapse: Endocarditis can cause prolapse, genetics, heart attack, inflammatory disease, and other things ...Read more

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Could mitral valve prolapse cause dizziness?

Could mitral valve prolapse cause dizziness?

Depends on rhythm: Mild mitral valve prolapse (mvp) would not cause symptoms. If the mvp was severe, it can lead to mitral regurgitation. This is associated with certain atrial arrhythmias which can cause dizziness. ...Read more

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Can mvp or mitral valve prolapse cause death?

Rarely: It is exceptionally rare but has been reported. (i've been in practice as a cardiologist for >35 years and have never seen a single case). ...Read more

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Does rheumatic fever cause mitral valve disease?

Does rheumatic fever cause mitral valve disease?

Yes: One of the features of rheumatic fever is pan-carditis, meaning that all layers of the heart are inflamed. Involvement of the mitral valve occurs 10x more often in women and aortic valve disease 4x more often in men. Quite frequently both the aortic and mitral valves are involved, with the tricuspid next in frequency and the pulmonic the least common. This can result in many complications. ...Read more

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Cardiologist told me a slight leakage after mitral valve repair...What will cause leakeage to get worse?

Cardiologist told me a slight leakage after mitral valve repair...What will cause leakeage to get worse?

Not unusual: Slight regurgitation is common. Take care of all your risk factors: no smoking weight control blood pressure control cardiovascular training. Infection or heart failure from coronary disease are issues to avoid. ...Read more

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