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Dr. Irving Harper
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Mitral Regurgitation (Overview)

A disorder of the heart in which the mitral valve, separating left atrium and left ventricle does not close properly. When the heart pumps out blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle through the incompetent valve, it leads to the abnormal leaking of blood from the left ventricle back to the left atrium.


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What things affect the chances of getting mitral regurgitation?

What things affect the chances of getting mitral regurgitation?

Some causes are....: Mitral valve prolapse, destruction of valve structure by degeneration or infection, heart attack and scar disrupting the conical shape of the heart or tearing the tethers of the mitral valve, enlargement and weakness of heart muscle and delayed conduction of electrical impulse from the upper chamber to the lower chamber of the heart and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy tugging at the valve. ...Read more

Dr. Irving Harper
139 doctors shared insights

Mitral Regurgitation (Overview)

A disorder of the heart in which the mitral valve, separating left atrium and left ventricle does not close properly. When the heart pumps out blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle through the incompetent valve, it leads to the abnormal leaking of blood from the left ventricle back to the left atrium.


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What are the typical symptoms of mitral regurgitation?

What are the typical symptoms of mitral regurgitation?

hardly any.: With a large mr, low exercise tolerance and running out of breath are most likely. With a small one, only a murmur on routine heart exam. ...Read more

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Mitral regurgitation (Tip)

For most people mitral prolapse is asymptomatic and requires only good life habits. ...See more

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Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse (Checklist)

Exercise regularly
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Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine
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See your cardiologist regularly
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Is there one best test to diagnose mitral regurgitation?

Is there one best test to diagnose mitral regurgitation?

Yes, echo: Echocardiogram is simple and can assess the amount of regurgitation as well as the cause for it in most cases. ...Read more

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Do you know are mitral regurgitation and mitral stenosis the same thing?

Do you know are mitral regurgitation and mitral stenosis the same thing?

Different: The mitral valve sits between the left atrium, which receives blood from the lungs, and the left ventricle, which pumps blood to the body. Mitral regurgitation is "backleak" of blood from the left ventricle back to the left atrium. Mitral stenosis is restricted opening of the valve, partially blocking blood flowing from the atrium to the ventricle. Both can exist in the same patient. ...Read more

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Mitral regurgitation (Tip)

It's extremely common and its an over diagnose condition. You can live a perfect normal life with it. ...See more

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What causes mitral regurgitation?

What causes mitral regurgitation?

Many things: Regurgitation means the valve allows blood to leak backwards thru the valve. Causes can be several things. This includes degenerative changes in valve tissues, rupture of supporting chords, rheumatic fever, infections, heart attacks and many more. Your doctor with the help of a good history and physical exam and some tests like an echo can help figure out which the cause. ...Read more

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What does trace mitral regurgitation mean?

What does trace mitral regurgitation mean?

VERY MILD valve leak: Trace means 'very mild' and mitral valve regurgitation means 'leak'. It happens when your mitral valve doesn't close tightly, which allows blood to flow backward in your heart. When the 'leak' is moderate-severe you may develop symptoms of tiredness & fatigue. The worst thing: 'heart failure' requiring heart surgery and valve replacement (but you are no where near that stage) so, no worries here. ...Read more

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Mitral regurgitation (Tip)

Most people with mvp do not need to see a a cardiologist except for every 2-3 years. ...See more

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Is it possible to treat mitral regurgitation percutanously?

Is it possible to treat mitral regurgitation percutanously?

Sort of...: It is possible to place a clip on the leaflets for an alfieri-type result. Also, annuplasty rings can be placed in the coronary sinus to change the configuration of the mitral valve. However, these maneuvers don't work too well. Ultimately, if the mitral valve really needs repair then surgery by a cardiothoracic surgeon with a *particular expertise in mitral valve repair* is the way to go. ...Read more

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Had an echo of my hear in 2011, should I be treated for moderate to moderately severe eccentric mitral regurgitation?

Had an echo of my hear in 2011, should I be treated for moderate to moderately severe eccentric mitral regurgitation?

Depends: On multiple variables such as symptoms and heart size, function. At the least you will require frequent follow up visits with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Mitral regurgitation (Tip)

Avoid stimulants: caffeine, alcohol, decongestants such as pseudoephedrine. Usually labeled 'd'. ...See more

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Mitral regurgitation 396.3 mitral valve prolapse, history of v 12.50 what are some treatments for this condition and any information you can share. Thank you. Joy age 60, female

Mitral regurgitation 396.3 mitral valve prolapse, history of v 12.50 what are some treatments for this condition and any information you can share.  Thank you.
Joy

 age 60, female

Repair: Mitral valve repair when possible, can cure regurgitation and results in the best long term survival by preventing long term complications, preserving heart and lung function and preventing thromboembolic cerebral strokes or arterial emboli. Check out www.Mitralvalverepair. Org go see dr. David h. Adams at mt. Sinai in ny. ...Read more

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What is the cure for mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation?

What is the cure for mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation?

?cure?: Your only cure for leaky valves is replacement with new ones. Since this would require major surgery and risk, it is not done when things are mild. If or when the leaks lead to some other heart issues, they would usually be managed with medication. ...Read more

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Mitral regurgitation (Tip)

There's no need to be concerned with antibiotics when going to the dentist anymore—not necessary! ...See more

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If I have mitral regurgitation, will I get a heart failure/attack if I get too puffy from salt?

If I have mitral regurgitation, will I get a heart failure/attack if I get too puffy from salt?

Mitral regurg?: Mitral regurgitation itself, if severe, causes chf. Anybody with sigficant mr, should diminsh there salt intake. Actually good advice for everyone. ...Read more

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Arotic regurgitation grade1, mitral regurgitation grade1, left ventricle distinction. Taking n-pill. Need best solution. He's my dad. Age:50?

Grade 1=mild: Grade 1 (mild) aortic and mitral regurgitation do not cause symptoms and do not require treatment. They're harmless. Not sure what you mean by lv "distinction" (maybe dilation?). Not sure what n-pill is? ...Read more

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Mitral regurgitation (Tip)

Do eat properly and get regular exercise. Do not smoke or take street drugs. ...See more

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Can i work as a seaman if I have a mild mitral regurgitation?

Yes: There should be no specific work restrictions on you if mild mitral regurgitation is your only heart problem. You do not require any specific dental prophylaxis nor any other special precautions. ...Read more

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Mitral regurgitation (Tip)

Antibiotics no longer recommended before medical/ dental procedures to prevent endocarditits by ama. ...See more

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What's mitral regurgitation?

What's mitral regurgitation?

MR: The mitral valve has 2 leaflets which separates the left ventricle from the left atrium. Blood passes across the mv from the la to the lv when the heart is filling. When the ventricle contracts, the mv is closed and no blood goes backward into the la unless regurgitation is present. Then the blood leaks backward, overfilling the la and raising the pressure. ...Read more

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What causes mitral regurgitation?

Many things: Regurgitation means the valve allows blood to leak backwards thru the valve. Causes can be several things. This includes degenerative changes in valve tissues, rupture of supporting chords, rheumatic fever, infections, heart attacks and many more. Your doctor with the help of a good history and physical exam and some tests like an echo can help figure out which the cause. ...Read more

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Mitral regurgitation (Tip)

Remember, you do not need antibiotics prior to dental procedures! ...See more

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What does trace mitral regurgitation mean?

VERY MILD valve leak: Trace means 'very mild' and mitral valve regurgitation means 'leak'. It happens when your mitral valve doesn't close tightly, which allows blood to flow backward in your heart. When the 'leak' is moderate-severe you may develop symptoms of tiredness & fatigue. The worst thing: 'heart failure' requiring heart surgery and valve replacement (but you are no where near that stage) so, no worries here. ...Read more

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Anyone diagnose mitral regurgitation? How?

Anyone diagnose mitral regurgitation? How?

Primary care, ECHO: Your primary care provider (md, do, pa, fnp.) can diagnose mitral regurgitation on exam (murmur) and order an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) for confirmation. ...Read more

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Can mild mitral regurgitation progress over time?

Can mild mitral regurgitation progress over time?

Yes: Yes, with aging, it can progress but not necessarily. Onset of coronary artery disease, degenerative annular calcification, infection and hypertension can make it worse. ...Read more