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Doctor insights on: Does Trace Mitral Valve Regurgitation Cause Shortness Of Breath And Palpitations

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Can trace mitral valve regurgitation cause any respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath?

Mitral regurgitation: No, a trace of mitral regurgitation is normal. If such a person is short of breath, there are usually other causes. Significant heart or lung problems, like copd, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation are major causes, but allergies, asthma, smoking, and anxiety are some of the common causes. If the amount of shortness of breath is clearly more than others your age, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation.I have shortness of breath and chest pain. I feel like iam going to die. Why is it so?

I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation.I have shortness of breath and chest pain. I feel like iam going to die. Why is it so?

Doubt it's the heart: I don't think your symptoms can be caused by your heart given your description of the echo findings. There could be many other causes of your symptoms. One potential would be panic attacks. Often these give you the feeling you are dying. Check with your doctor for follow up. ...Read more

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Had mitral valve repair done.. Still have mild leak shown on echo will this cause shortness of breath been 2 months since surgery.

Had mitral valve repair done.. Still have mild leak shown on echo will this cause shortness of breath been 2 months since surgery.

Possible: But keep with cardiac rehab to regain cv conditioning. Possibly still some anemia- iron and vitamins. Fluid retention should be resolving. No smoking, weight control, regular followup peripheral vasodilation may further reduce any regurgitation. Your cardiologist will review and recommend. ...Read more

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Palpitations off and on with tricuspid and mitral valve regurgitation. Is there anything I can do to alleviate palpitations?

Palpitations off and on with tricuspid and mitral valve regurgitation. Is there anything I can do to alleviate palpitations?

Palpitations: On a simple level avoid cigarettes, alcohol and more than one cup of coffee or tea or other stimulants. Take your antihypertensive medications and discuss the situation with your PCP or cardiologist. ...Read more

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What should I do for shortness of breath related to mitral valve prolapse?

What should I do for shortness of breath related to mitral valve prolapse?

Common things: Non smoker weight loss regular cardiovascular toning do what you can do- some will eventually need mitral repair or surgery but not all! ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more