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Dr. Robert Binford
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Mitral Valve Disease (Overview)

Mitral valve disease is a condition in which a person has problems with his mitral valve, one of the two valves between the upper and lower chambers in the heart. A mitral valve can be leaky (not closing properly, thus allowing blood to flow backwards into the lungs) or it can be too tight (not opening enough, thus decreasing the amount of blood flowing forwards).


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My son has mitral valve disease. Should I be concerned?

My son has mitral valve disease. Should I be concerned?

Depends: Depends entirely on type and severity. Generally there are 2 kinds of problems:blockage (aka stenosis) (almost always from rheumatic fever) and leakage (regurgitation). Mild forms require no treatment and cause no symptoms. Severe forms are correctable. You need the details before deciding if there's any cause for concern. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Binford
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Mitral Valve Disease (Overview)

Mitral valve disease is a condition in which a person has problems with his mitral valve, one of the two valves between the upper and lower chambers in the heart. A mitral valve can be leaky (not closing properly, thus allowing blood to flow backwards into the lungs) or it can be too tight (not opening enough, thus decreasing the amount of blood flowing forwards).


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What are the symptoms of mitral valve disease?

What are the symptoms of mitral valve disease?

Mitral valve disease: There could be many symptoms of this condition. Of concern would be shortness of breath or edema that is different than baseline. Palpitations are very common and from many causes. The condition is silent in many. ...Read more

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Mitral valve disease (Tip)

Mitral valve prolapse. most do not need surgery. Live Your Life Fully! ...See more

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Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse (Checklist)

Exercise regularly
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Avoid tobacco, alcohol and caffiene
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See your cardiologist regularly
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Does rheumatic fever cause mitral valve disease?

Does rheumatic fever cause mitral valve disease?

Yes: One of the features of rheumatic fever is pan-carditis, meaning that all layers of the heart are inflamed. Involvement of the mitral valve occurs 10x more often in women and aortic valve disease 4x more often in men. Quite frequently both the aortic and mitral valves are involved, with the tricuspid next in frequency and the pulmonic the least common. This can result in many complications. ...Read more

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Mitral valve disease (Tip)

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

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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What could mitral valve disease; nonrheumatic mean?

What could mitral valve disease; nonrheumatic mean?

Rheumatic heart dise: It means there is a mitral valve problem but it isn't likely do to rheumatic fever. If you haven't had rheumatic fever, you can't have rheumatic heart disease. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for mitral valve disease?

What is the treatment for mitral valve disease?

Usually nothing: Mitral valve disease includes mitral valve leaking (mr) and blockage (mitral stenosis). Each has a given criteria for surgery. Usually most pts have mild to moderate disease. The pts are monitored for symptoms, arrythmias, heart failure, decreased exercise tolerance etc. Beta blockers, water pills, digoxin, anticoagulation and antiarrthmic medicine, are some time used. If severe only surgery helps. ...Read more

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Mitral valve disease (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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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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Is inability to take a deep breath part of mitral valve disease and what treatments are there?

No: Mitral valve disease is complex and knowing which type of disease ( regurgitation/leaking or stenosis/narrowing) would help as would the severity but that is not a common symptom. ...Read more

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What is mitral valve disease like?

What is mitral valve disease like?

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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Mitral valve disease (Tip)

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

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Is mitral valve disease hereditary?

Mitral valve disease: Some types of mitral valve disease is hereditary, but more accurately it may run in families. So often we see people in the same family that have the same problem such as a leaky mitral valve. However ther are often individuals that have no relatives with mitral valve disease that develop problems. Sorry hope this helps. ...Read more

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Mitral valve disease (Tip)

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

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Keep doctor's appointments
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Go to lab appointments
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Keep oxygen up by maintaining low weight, no smoking
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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