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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?

The mitral valve leaflets are mildly thickened. There is bileaflet buckling of the mitral valve leafets without frank prolqpse. What does this mean?

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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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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severe LAE, left atrium is severely dilated, mitral valve leaflets appear mildly thickened. Mitral regurgitation (1-2+), what does this mean?

severe LAE, left atrium is severely dilated, mitral valve leaflets appear mildly thickened. Mitral regurgitation (1-2+), what does this mean?

Question? Consult!: These little boxes are not good for answering specific patient case problems. Consider a cardiology consultation here on HealthTap. The kind of consult where you ask for help within the next 24 hours works particularly well for a complex case because it enables emailing back and forth with the details. ...Read more

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What causes mitral valve thickening?

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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What can cause mitral valve thickening?

What can cause mitral valve thickening?

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

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My echocardiogram said I have anterior leaflet thickening of the mitral valve--what does that mean?

My echocardiogram said I have anterior leaflet thickening of the mitral valve--what does that mean?

Incidental finding: Anterior leaflet thickening is not an uncommon finding and is usually seen incidentally. It is of little clinical significance if it is not associated with more than mild regurgitation or "leakage" of the mitral valve, restriction in opening of the valve, or other structural heart disease. So essentially, if the rest of the echo is normal probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My echo showed a thickened mitral valve, myxomatous with no regurgitation. I am a 20 year old male. Should I be worried?

No: The risk of developing serious issues with the valve seems quite low.
Regular physical exams by your doctor will help ensure this. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram showed moderate mitral valve thickening with prolapse of anterior mitral leaflet, MR jet posteriorly directed. What is your opinion?

Echocardiogram showed moderate mitral valve thickening with prolapse of anterior mitral leaflet, MR jet posteriorly directed. What is your opinion?

These certainly: Are findings one could have on an ECHO. Without actually seeing the echo we can't say that is our interpretation. If the interpretation is accurate you have significant regurgitant mitral valve prolapse and should be followed by a cardiologist to avoid long term adverse outcomes. ...Read more

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Echocardiogram results. Mildly thick mitral valve. Tricuspid valve structurally normal but, shows trace of regurgitation.?

Echocardiogram results. Mildly thick mitral valve. Tricuspid valve structurally normal but, shows trace of regurgitation.?

Both normal: Both are normal. All normal people have tricuspid regurgitation. This is a 100% normal finding. Thickening of the mitral valve is over-read. It appears in many reports. It has absolutely no clinical significance. Honestly! Please don't give it another thought. ...Read more

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HEART The mitral valve leaflets appeared thickened, there is a trace of tricuspid regurgitation & pulmonic valvular regurgitation. What does that mean?

HEART The mitral valve leaflets appeared thickened, there is a trace of tricuspid regurgitation & pulmonic valvular regurgitation. What does that mean?

Mvp: These are common findings and unless mitral valve has a leak or narrowing, just requires being followed infrequently provided that you don't have other reasons to be followed more frequently by your doc ...Read more

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I'm a 39 year old female who has a recent echocardiogram. Showed mild mitral valve thickening and mild mitral regurgitation. Should I be concerned or see a cardiologist.?

I'm a 39 year old female who has a recent echocardiogram. Showed mild mitral valve thickening and mild mitral regurgitation. Should I be concerned or see a cardiologist.?

No: That is a benign finding which is present in the majority of the healthy population when carefully assessed. You are not at risk of complications and need no further testing based on that finding. ...Read more

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Does this increase my risk for sudden cardiac death? Is this mitral valve prolapse?, will it get worse with time? Anterior mitral valve leaflet moderately thickened but no stenosis or prolapse.

Does this increase my risk for sudden cardiac death? Is this mitral valve prolapse?, will it get worse with time? Anterior mitral valve leaflet moderately thickened but no stenosis or prolapse.

Dysautonomia - MVP: Dysautonomia is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon. Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. Risk of sudden death is less than chance of winning the powerball lottery. ...Read more

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Hi, have been diagnosed with mitral valve leaflets thickening. I got my face nd forearms numb pins and needles, shortness of breath. I went to hospit?

Hi, have been diagnosed with mitral valve leaflets thickening. I got my face nd forearms numb pins and needles, shortness of breath. I went to hospit?

Mitral: Can't give an answer without a clear question. Whenever you see a medical professional get an answer you can understand to your problem. The person you are seeing at the medical facility has more specific information regarding you than we can get out here. If you have a specific question please ask again and try to be clear about what you are asking ...Read more

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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

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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An echocardiogram revealed mild mitral valve thickening & prolapse. Can this be causing a fast heart rate/tiredness?

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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Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse. Left Atrium mildly dilated. Mild mitral regurg. Cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?

Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse. Left Atrium mildly dilated. Mild mitral regurg. Cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?

Had a cath?: The echo says there might be a structural abnormality of the aortic valve and a leak of the mitral valve with resultant dilation of left atrium. If you had the cardiac cath you list any time recently, more information should be available from that. A TEE is a transesophageal echo which gives us better pictures than a transthoracic echo. You should discuss this echo with your Doc ...Read more

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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?

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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What is a mitral valve?

What is a mitral valve?

One of 4 heart valve: The mitral valve is one of the 4 heart valves found in the heart. These valves keep blood moving one direction rather than back and forth as the heart contracts. The mitral valve is so named as it looks like the pope's hat (a mitre). The mitral valve separates the left atrium and the left ventricle. ...Read more

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Where is the mitral valve?

Where is the mitral valve?

Left side: Left side of the heart between top left chamber (atrium) and bottom left chamber (ventricle). ...Read more

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What's the mitral valve's purpose?

Backflow: The mv prevents blood from backing up into the lungs during left ventricular contraction. ...Read more

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Where is the mitral valve located?

Where is the mitral valve located?

Left heart: In the left side of the heart between the left atrium and the left ventricle. ...Read more

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What is the function of mitral valve?

Mitral valve: The mitral valve has to open properly to let blood flow into the left ventricle from the atrium. If it doesn't, we call this stenosis. It has to close to keep the blood flowing toward the body, if it doesn't we call this regurgitation or insufficiency. Either or both problems can exist with the valve if its abnormal. Insufficiency is more common. ...Read more

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How can the mitral valve be replaced?

How can the mitral valve be replaced?

Many options: Depending on pts age as well as the characteristics of the valve, there are many options. Mitral valve repair -using the pts own valve and perhapse a ring. Mv replacement-the whole valve is replaced by either a mechnical valve pig valve or a bioprosthetic. Another new technology involves catheter based options such as a clip. All types have pros and cons including possible Coumadin (warfarin) therapy. ...Read more

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What does mitral valve do in the body?

What does mitral valve do in the body?

See below: The mitral valve regulates the inflow of the heart into the left ventricle and regulates the flow between the high chamber of the heart (atrium) and the low chamber of the heart (ventricle) on the left side. And it prevents the blood from going back into the lungs on the left side. ...Read more

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How did the mitral valve get its name?

Mitral valve: The mitral valve got its name because its shape is similar to that of a bishop's miter. ...Read more

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How many flaps does the mitral valve have?

How many flaps does the mitral valve have?

Two: The mitral valve is bi-valved and is between the left atrium and left ventricle. ...Read more