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Does everyone still have mitral valve leakage after mitral valve repair? Why do I still have leakage..Is this normal, will leakage get worse?

Does everyone still have mitral valve leakage after mitral valve repair? Why do I still have leakage..Is this normal, will leakage get worse?

Normal, should monit: A little is normal and should not get worse. You should continue to get periodic checks by your cardiologist though and take antibiotics before dental procedures, even teeth cleaning, or any other procedure where bacteria from your body will be exposed to blood supply, like polyp resection during colonoscopy. Sterile procedures do not require antibiotic prophylaxis. ...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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Will fast heart rate cause mitral valve leakage or are two if those not related at all?

Will fast heart rate cause mitral valve leakage or are two if those not related at all?

Compensation: Asymptomatic mitral valve regurgitation may compensate by having a faster heart rate. The body can compensate two ways. Either a faster heart rate or more blood per beat. If you are active then your body may compensate for the regurgitation by having a resting heart rate above normal. Follow with a cardiologist. Also ask to see a surgeon so that if you need surgery in the future. ...Read more

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Can increased heart rate sometimes during the day cause mitral valve leakage? Had mitral valve heart surgery three months ago.

Can increased heart rate sometimes during the day cause mitral valve leakage? Had mitral valve heart surgery three months ago.

Mitral regurgitation: Mitral valve leakage, referred to as mitral regurgitation, is a steady state and doesn't come and go but can fluctuate in intensity under certain circumstances. It can cause disturbances in the heart rhythm and cause the heart to race. ...Read more

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My cardiologist said that have mitral valve and tricuspid valve leakage but they are insignificant. Is it safe for me to exercise?

My cardiologist said that have mitral valve and tricuspid valve leakage but they are insignificant. Is it safe for me to exercise?

Leakage: 'Insignificant' valve leak means you should be about normal. Having said that, your best course is to ask the Doctor who knows your exact situation, not just what you have provided. ...Read more

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Is a mild leakage in the mitral valve serious?

Is a mild leakage in the mitral valve serious?

Mitral insufficiency: Mild mitral insufficiency is a common finding on echocardiography and often stays stable. Having said this, depending on the patients status mild mitral insufficiency can progress if it is being caused by an ongoing process. Best to ask your Dr about your particular circumstance. ...Read more

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With mitral valve repair , when does the slight leakage start. ?

Immediately & can : Occur long term as well...But that doesn't mean it's bad if small which is common. ...Read more

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Will a little leakage after mitral valve repair get better , and disappear to no leakage over time?

Mitral valve: Mitral repair usually is not perfect, but then neither is normal mitral valve function. A little bit of mitral regurg is often seen on echo in many of us, post repair it isnot unusual to have some but lots less than caused the surgery. Generally it isnot problematic. ...Read more

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Is it impossible to repair a lesking mitral valve to where it doesn't have any leakage after surgery?

All depends: Minimal leakage after mitral valve surgery is common. However if leakage is significant and associated with cardiac symptoms, should be addressed. ...Read more

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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more