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Dr. George Mathew
Board Certified, Cardiology
53 years in practice
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What can cause mitral valve thickening?

Dr. George Mathew
Board Certified, Cardiology
53 years in practice
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What can cause mitral valve thickening?

Normal Aging.: This can be due to normal aging or wear! ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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What causes mitral valve thickening?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
17M people helped
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Echo shows Calcification of aortic valve & thickened mitral valve, BP stays 140/100 or higher. Short of breath and fatigue. What could be the cause?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Echo shows Calcification of aortic valve & thickened mitral valve, BP stays 140/100 or higher.  Short of breath and fatigue. What could be the cause?

Work up: smoker? Pulmonary function? Weight? Anemia? Exercise tolerance? May need cardiac cath as well to determine any associated coronary disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Bishnu Subedi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
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Mitral valve thickening with mitral regurgitation. could this be causing the rapid heart beat and palpation I have been feeling? Or contribute to the stroke I recently had? I'm 36 year old female

Dr. Bishnu Subedi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
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Mitral valve thickening with mitral regurgitation. could this be causing the rapid heart beat and palpation I have been feeling? Or contribute to the stroke I recently had? I'm 36 year old female

Possible: Chronic mitral regurgitation is often associated with enlargement of left upper chamber (left atrium) and irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation) that can lead to stroke. I recommend that you discuss your EKG, Echo findings with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Gary Roach
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
37 years in practice
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An echocardiogram revealed mild mitral valve thickening & prolapse. Can this be causing a fast heart rate/tiredness?

Dr. Gary Roach
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
37 years in practice
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An echocardiogram revealed mild mitral valve thickening & prolapse. Can this be causing a fast heart rate/tiredness?

Probably not: Unless you have additional valve pathology such as significant stenosis or regurgitation, it is unlikely. Many people have some mitral valve prolapse and the vast majority are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Webber
Board Certified, Cardiology
27 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Jeffrey Webber
Board Certified, Cardiology
27 years in practice
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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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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
30M people helped
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What is a mixed mitral valve disease? What causes it?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
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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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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
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What is a mixed mitral valve disease? What causes it?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
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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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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Board Certified, Cardiology
50 years in practice
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What conditions cause mitral valve infection?

Dr. Louis Grenzer
Board Certified, Cardiology
50 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
63M people helped
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Mitral valve insufficiency cause pain?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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