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What is mild pulmonary regurgitation?

What is mild pulmonary regurgitation?

Valve issue: There is a valve that separates the right side of your heart from the artery leading to your lungs. It's called the pulmonic valve. It should allow blood to flow towards your lungs but not back towards the right heart. Regurgitation means a small amount of blood moves backwards across the valve. ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more


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Is mild pulmonary regurgitation harmful?

Is mild pulmonary regurgitation harmful?

Maybe: Pulmonary regurgitation may indicate that the pressure in the pulmonary artery may be increased and this requires further evaluation to determine if it's important or not ...Read more

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I have pulmonary regurgitation, what are the treatments?

Pulmonary regurgitat: Pulmonary regurgitation generally refers to a leaky pulmonary heart valve. Best to discuss treatment with your doctor. Surgery is not necessary in most. ...Read more

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I have mild pulmonary regurgitation. What are its symptoms and what precautions should I take?

I have mild pulmonary regurgitation. What are its symptoms and what precautions should I take?

Mgt: In mild cases, there often are no or very mild symptoms. These can include shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness and chest pain.
If you are carefully followed by your cadiologist, they will be able to suggest treatment options.
If exertion results in any symptoms, please see your physician right away. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, I'm suffering from fatigue, could it be from pulmonary regurgitation?

Dear doctor, I'm suffering from fatigue, could it be from pulmonary regurgitation?

Fatigue: This could potentially cause fatigue, but more commonly it causes shortness of breath not necessarily fatigue. Of course it would depend on how severe the regurgitation is. ...Read more

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I had my 2d echo last sept. 4, 2013. Results reveaved I had mild mitral, tricuspid, and pulmonary regurgitation. But I don't any untoward symptom?

Not uncommon: Minor/mild degrees of regurgitation are frequently identified on echo and is not necessarily considered as abnormal. Your lack of symptoms is not unexpected. ...Read more

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I had my 2d echo results revealed mild mitral, tricuspid, pulmonary regurgitation?

Follow up regularly: It is not uncommon to have leaky valves. At your age, you were probably born with them. The main concern is is that it can cause your heart to enlarge over time. Following up regularly with a cardiologist will catch any changes early. ...Read more

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I have mild pulmonary regurgitation and my BP remains 56/104 or 47/110 or less & heart rate around 80-120 and I feel really tired. What should I do?

Mgt: It is important to see your cardiologist. They will perform an ECHO and EKG, as well as determine whether you have pulmonary hypertension.
Repair can be performed at a major medical center, to avoid complications. From your description, it is important to have a full evaluation soon. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to be under general anesth. W/ trace psycological pulmonary insuficiency & traicupid regurgitation?

Is it dangerous to be under general anesth. W/ trace psycological pulmonary insuficiency & traicupid regurgitation?

Depends.....: I think you mean physiological pulmonary insufficiency, trace, which should not be a problem. You need to know the severity of the tricuspid insufficiency as well as any symptoms you are having as a result. To be certain of your risk, see a cardiologist pre-operatively for an opinion regarding your risk. Why do you have these valve issues? A cardiologist can answer this, too! ...Read more

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What symptoms would I have if my problem I have of trivial pulmonary and trivial mitral regurgitation worsened.?

What symptoms would I have if my problem I have of trivial pulmonary and trivial mitral regurgitation worsened.?

Trivial is common: The findings of trivial mitral and pulmonary regurgitation is essentially a normal finding on echo, what many call physiologic regurgitation. It would be very unlikely that this would progress to significant valve disease anytime soon, however the symptoms of significant mitral regurgitation may be shortness or breath, fatigue, palpitations, chest pressure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be on conscious sedation if my child has trace physiologic pulmonary insufficiency and triciuapid regurgitation?

Is it safe to be on conscious sedation if my child has trace physiologic pulmonary insufficiency and triciuapid regurgitation?

Conscious sedation: Under the circumstance of minimal valvular abnormality should be fine, but I would recommend having an anesthesiologist administer the medications and perform the monitoring. Also, make sure your pediatrician is aware and okays it. ...Read more

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How would trivial pulmonary and trivial mitral regurgitation be fixed? Not that I want it I just want to know if and how it could be fixed?

How would trivial pulmonary and trivial mitral regurgitation be fixed? Not that I want it I just want to know if and how it could be fixed?

No need: Trivial mitral and pulmonary regurgitation are common due to more sophisticated testing now available and neither are likely to be a problem in most peoples lifetimes. Dictum-first do no harm. That includes worry. ...Read more

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Omg still no help to me can I body build yes or no would this make my trivial pulmonary and trivial mitral regurgitation any worse yes or no?

Omg still no help to me can I body build yes or no would this make my trivial pulmonary and trivial mitral regurgitation any worse yes or no?

On the internet?: Jack. I would advise you not to trust any physician who would answer your question without examining you and fully reviewing your medical records. I am sorry to be blunt. But we are talking about your heart and your life. No ethical physician will give you 'permission' without more valid in person evaluation. ...Read more

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Can stage 2 rcc cause regurgitation and pulmonary htn? What's the prognosis of stage 2?

Can stage 2 rcc cause regurgitation and pulmonary htn? What's the prognosis of stage 2?

Good prognosis: It would be unlikely for a stage 2 rcc to cause regurgitation and pulmonary hypertension. Stage 2 (t2n0) has a good prognosis with recent publications showing that 75 to 95% of patients are alive 5 years after diagnosis. However, there are certain characteristics of the cancer that can make it more aggressive and have a worse prognosis. Talk to your doctor and discuss. Best wishes.
Ariel. ...Read more

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Is there almost always tricuspid regurgitation present when someone has pulmonary hypertension?

Is there almost always tricuspid regurgitation present when someone has pulmonary hypertension?

PH and TR: An echocardiogram can be used to screen for pulmonary hypertension by measuring the degree of tricuspid regurgitation (tr). While it is unusual, there are some instances where tr is not seen, yet the patient still has ph. ...Read more

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1-Is there difference between trace and mild valves regurgitation? 2-What does it mean when reported "mild/moderate" pulmonary HTN?

1-Is there difference between trace and mild valves regurgitation? 2-What does it mean when reported "mild/moderate" pulmonary HTN?

Insignificant.: The difference between "trace" & "mild" tricuspid regurgitation is insignificant, as there is no specific treatment for the condition & no apparent consequence for having it. (In fact, there is no replacement valve surgery for the tricuspid.) Mild-to-mod pulmonary hypertension relates to high blood pressures in the lungs. The measurements aren't 100% accurate, so the degree is estimated. ...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?

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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Three valves mild regurgitation+pulmonary HTN 42, 57, with history of hypertension How long will It take become severer? What should I do? I'm female 19

Hypertension: These don't necessarily worsen if you take appropriate medications to control your hypertension as long as secondary causes of high blood pressure and pulmonary hypertension have been properly ruled out. I feel you should be under the care of a cardiologist and have an evaluation by a pulmonologist as well at your young age. ...Read more

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I was asking because I have trivial pulmonary and trivial mitral regurgitation can I still do body building and lift heavy weights?

I was asking because I have trivial pulmonary and trivial mitral regurgitation can I still do body building and lift heavy weights?

Moderate: The answer is in the reason for why you had your echocardiogram. Your changes seem to be minimal and I do not see any problems with having regular, moderate exercise. Would advice against supplements, specifically steroids. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary hypertension necessarily worsen if there is valves regurgitation? (mitral, tricuspid or pulmonary) Because that's what I have..

Very serious: This diagnosis especially at your age is of such grave importance that I warn you against taking advice from anyone else until you have reviewed it fully with both your primary care physician and the specialist who made / confirmed the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you treat pulmonary hypertension and "mild mitral valve regurgitation? " what causes it?

How do you treat pulmonary hypertension and "mild mitral valve regurgitation? " what causes it?

PH Treatment: Treatment of pulmonary hypertension (ph) depends on the cause. Group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) is treated with medication designed to widen the pulmonary arteries thereby lowering resistance to blood flow and reducing the need for the right ventricle to generate high pressures i.e. Ph. Mitral valve disease may be treated entirely differently depending on the severity. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is mild tricuspid regurgitation, trace pulmonary valve insufficiency, atrial septrum is aneurysmal?

Echo findings: Tricuspid and pulmonary valve regurgitation means that these valve leak blood when they close. Trace or mild regurgitation of these valves can be a normal finding. Atrial septum aneurysm means that the wall between the two upper chambers of the heart, i.e. The atria, is larger than normal or redundant, with moving or bulging towards either side. ...Read more

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Having an oxegyn therapy for pulmonary HTN means that surgery will not be required? If the cause is valves regurgitation, what is useful medications?

Having an oxegyn therapy for pulmonary HTN means that surgery will not be required? If the cause is valves regurgitation, what is useful medications?

If MR surgery is 1st: If PH is secondary to a mitral regurgitation, to correct the valve is the procedure of choice. Either repair or replace, because this is the cause of the problem (PH).
Oxygen is indicated when the O2 sat is below 88% or the PO2 (on arterial blood) is below 58.
The need of oxygen is indipendent of the treatment neede it is to sustain the oxygen at the adequate klevel to avoid mayor risks ...Read more

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I have mitral valve regurgitation with tricuspid regurgitation with mild pulmonary hypertension and dystolic disfunction. Should I be worried?

I have mitral valve regurgitation with tricuspid regurgitation with mild pulmonary hypertension and dystolic disfunction. Should I be worried?

Maybe -- it depends: Valve regurgitation becomes a serious problem when it is severe, and at that point it might require surgery. If the valve regurgitation is only mild or moderate, it can be followed by your physician. It sounds as though with your conditions, maintaining excellent blood pressure control will be very important. ...Read more