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Could headaches be caused by trivial tricuspid and bicuspid valve regurgitation?

Could headaches be caused by trivial tricuspid and bicuspid valve regurgitation?

Very unlikely: Pfo (persistent foramen ovale) has been associated with recalcitrant headache, and some individuals experience dramatic improvement with PFO closed surgically. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Mitral valve mildly thickened and is trivial regurgitation and my tricuspid and pulmonary valves have trivial regurgitation what does this mean?

Mitral valve mildly thickened and is trivial regurgitation and my tricuspid and pulmonary valves have trivial regurgitation what does this mean?

Regurgitation: Modern ultrasound imaging is highly sensitive and often shows trivial amounts of valvar insufficiency in patients. Usually this is of no clinical significance. There are situations, however, when actual early valve abnormalities can progress and get worse in the future. Ask your Doc who has read the study whether you have a problem. ...Read more

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My echo results- trivial mitral valve regurgitation, mild (1+-2+) pulmonic valve regurgitation, trivial (-1+) tricuspid valve regurgitation- normal?

My echo results- trivial mitral valve regurgitation, mild (1+-2+) pulmonic valve regurgitation, trivial (-1+) tricuspid valve regurgitation- normal?

Missing Data: Some important data are missing before i can say normal.What is pa pressure. What about lv function etc. If they r normal then only i can comment on it sorry! ...Read more

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Bicuspid aortic valve , aortic root dilated at 4.6cm, no stenosis, trivial regurg, cardiologist not worried at all, i'm really anxious, should I be?

Bicuspid aortic valve , aortic root dilated at 4.6cm, no stenosis, trivial regurg, cardiologist not worried at all, i'm really anxious, should I be?

No you shouldn't.: Dear themalteser, bicuspid aortic valve is very common, affecting 1 to 2% of the general population. In fact, it is the most common congenital heart defect. Most people who have a bucspid aortic valve have a well functioning valve - like you do. The only recommendation is to continue to have follow up visits with your cardiologist and maintain a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have trace mitral and tricuspid valve regurgitation?

Yes: Trace mitral and tricuspid regurgitation by itself is nothing to worry about. There many people who live normal lives with this. This usually diagnosed with an echo. The echo gives a lot more additional information so make sure you have conversation with your doctor to make sure you you understand. ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with mild aortic and bicuspid valve regurgitation. I'm still waiting for more testing. Can i go back to exercising?

I have recently been diagnosed with mild aortic and bicuspid valve regurgitation. I'm still waiting for more testing. Can i go back to exercising?

Valvar regurgitation: In general mild valvar regurgitation would not preclude exercise training. You should ask the question of the physicians who know you and diagnosed the valve problem(s) to get their input. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Bicuspid (Definition)

It refers to teeth with two cusps or bumps. The bicuspids are usually located between the molars which have 4 to 5 cusps and the cuspids or eye teeth which have one cusp. Most people have 8 ...Read more