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Is mitral valve regurgitation inherited?

Is mitral valve regurgitation inherited?

Sometimes: Like most conditions it is part inherited tendancy and part environment. ...Read more

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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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What is mitral valve regurgitation?

Backflow: The mitral valve is the between the left atrium and the left ventricle. As the left ventricle fills with blood, the blood in the left ventricle starts pushing on the mitral valve like the leaflets floating and when the ventricle squeezes, the mitral leaflets don't appose enough and allow some blood to flow back to the atrium instead of forward to the aorta. ...Read more

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Can mitral valve regurgitation hinder me?

Possibly: Mitral regurgitation is not usually a problem depending on the cause until it is severe. Regular follow up with periodic echocardiograms are necessary. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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How dangerous is mitral valve regurgitation ?

How dangerous is mitral valve regurgitation ?

Depends: Mitral regurgitation is when it leaks blood backwards into the atrium. The seriousness of this is depends on the amount of leakage, the size of the heart, how well the heart squeezes and other factors. Many people live entirely normal lives with a small amount of leak. Surgery is indicated for severe cases (usually a repair) because in those cases it can improve life expectancy and quality of life. ...Read more

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What is "trivial mitral valve regurgitation"?

What is "trivial mitral valve regurgitation"?

Very small leak: The mitral valve prevents blood from flowing backwards out of the main pumping chamber of the heart (left ventricle). When a valve leaks we call this regugitation or insufficiency. One method of describing a leak is to classify it as trivial, mild, moderate, or severe. A trivial leak should not affect you heart in any way. A lot of people of this and never need anything done for it. ...Read more

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What is a trace of mitral valve regurgitation?

What is a trace of mitral valve regurgitation?

Very small leak: The mitral valve prevents blood from flowing backwards out of the main pumping chamber of the heart (left ventricle). When a valve leaks we call this regugitation or insufficiency. One method of describing a leak is to classify it as trivial or trace, mild, moderate, or severe. A trace leak should not affect you heart in any way. A lot of people of this and never need anything done for it. ...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 does mitral valve regurgitation trivial mean?

What does mitral valve regurgitation trivial mean?

Clinically...: ...insignificant? Best to check with your doctor as to his/her precise meaning however byt the term "trivial." ...Read more

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Can I be a navy nurse if I have mitral valve regurgitation?

Can I be a navy nurse if I have mitral valve regurgitation?

See Specifics below: The following are causes for commissioning rejection: "all valvular heart diseases, congenital or acquired, including those improved by surgery except mitral valve prolapse and bicuspid aortic valve. These latter two conditions are not reasons for rejection unless there is associated tachyarrhythmia, mitral regurgitation, aortic stenosis, insufficiency, or cardiomegaly.". ...Read more

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