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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Is there a difference between mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation?

Is there a difference between mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation?

Yes: One can have either without the other. Prolapsed mitral valve leaflets could leak. Leaking mitral valves could be prolapse. However, one can have prolapse and no regurgitation or regurgitation and no prolapse. ...Read more

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Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse (Checklist)

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Mitral regurgitation 396.3 mitral valve prolapse, history of v 12.50 what are some of the 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 of the 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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Living with Mitral Valve Prolapse (Checklist)

Have an Echocardiogram done
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Focus on your Ejection Fraction and End Diastolic Dimension
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If <60% EF or ESD >40mm further discussions will be needed
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I've mitral valve prolapse without mitral regurgitation, and had panic disord and now I am anxious. I'm noticing extrasystole (fail of one bit)wat2do?

Anxious: Mitral valve prolapse is often associated with anxiety. First try the natural and self-directed ways to relieve anxiety-- (1) exercise; a brisk walk whenever you can; (2) progressive muscle relaxation exercises (you can find these on the internet); they work; (3) meditation, or even just sitting still in silence for 10-20 minutes at a time on a regular basis. Otherwise, you can see an md for med. ...Read more

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I need help pls.. Im 15weeks pregnant, I have a anterior mitral valve prolapse(a2) with mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation :(?

I need help pls.. Im 15weeks pregnant, I have a anterior mitral valve prolapse(a2) with mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation :(?

Cardiology: I am sorry to hear that your health is complicating your pregnancy. But, I am not sure how a stranger can help on the internet. It sounds like your OB will have you monitored closely with a cardiologist as well. Follow their advise to the tee. ...Read more

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I have anterior mitral valve prolapse with mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation & im 15weeks pregnant, a c operation is better?

I have anterior mitral valve prolapse with mild mitral regurgitation and mild tricuspid regurgitation & im 15weeks pregnant, a c operation is better?

Not really: Mvp is a very common condition in women, over diagnosed in the 80's and 90's. The echo doppler is a very sensitive tool to find "valvular leaks= regurgitation" the fact that the leaks are "mild" make them more likely without clinical significance and should not be a contraindication for vaginal delivery. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild mitral regurgitation. Does i get endocarditis or it is very rare?

Hello doctor, I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild mitral regurgitation.  Does i get endocarditis or it is very rare?

Low risk : As long as those are your only heart problems, your risk of endocarditis is quite low. As a matter of fact, people in your situation no longer have to take antibiotics before dental work. ...Read more

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Dr. Irving Harper III, M.D.
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Mitral Regurgitation (Definition)

Mitral regurgitation or mitral insufficiency or mitral incompetence is 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 ...Read more

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Mitral Valve Prolapse (Definition)

Valve slips into atrium (prolapsed) and causes regurgitation. There may be no symptoms or shortness of breath, atrial enlargement, pulmonary hypertension or arrhythmia. Intervention can be: nothing, medication or ...Read more

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