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Is mitral regurgitation and mitral valve prolapse the same?

Is mitral regurgitation and mitral valve prolapse the same?

ONE CAUSES THE OTHER: When a leaflet prolapses it causes varying degrees of regurgitation. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Binford
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Mitral Valve Prolapse (Definition)

When the mitral valve that separates the heart's left atrium and left ventricle does not close appropriately. When the heart contracts to push blood from the left ventricle to the rest of the body, portions of the mitral valve move backwards into the left atrium. This can cause regurgitation of blood from the left ventricle into the left atrium. Most of the time a mitral valve prolapse is asymptomatic and does ...Read more


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Can mitral regurgitation start at anytime if mitral valve prolapse?

Can mitral regurgitation start at anytime if mitral valve prolapse?

Yes: When the mitral valve prolapse starts leaking blood back from the left ventricle to the left atrium. ...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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Do you think I can go to gym if I have a mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation?

Do you think I can go to gym if I have a mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation?

Yes go to gym: Contact your Internist and Cardiologist and ask them if you are medically clear to engage in gym activities.
Mild and trivial heart murmurs are common. Unless your doctors specifically told you not to exercise there is no barrier to exercise in my opinion. In fact there are multiple studies suggesting exercise is beneficial. Start by going to the American Heart Association for recommendations! ...Read more

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I have mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation. Everything else normal Can I do kapalbhati pranayama daily for 30 minutes?

I have mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation. Everything else normal Can I do kapalbhati pranayama daily for 30 minutes?

Mitral prolapse: Mild mitral prolapse with trivial valvular regurgitation (leaking) is unlikely to cause any future health problems. No specific treatment would be required, and no limitations on exercise or other activities would be prescribed based on this finding. Kapalbhati pranayama and other yoga practices are fine. This cardiac finding would not stop you from training to run a marathon if you wanted. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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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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I have mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation. Can I do kapalbhati pranayama for 30 minutes daily in morning on empty stomach?

I have mild mitral valve prolapse with trivial mitral regurgitation. Can I do kapalbhati pranayama for 30 minutes daily in morning on empty stomach?

It should not be: A problem for your cardiac status but confirming this with your health care professional would be advisable since there may be things he/she knows about your health that you have not revealed here. ...Read more

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What is mild mitral valve prolapse and associated moderate mitral insufficiency?

Sometimes Related: Mitral valve prolapse is a common, typically mild condition in which one or both of the valve leaflets bulge backwards during valve closure.
Mitral insufficiency is abnormal, backward leakage through the closed valve. If mild, negative effects are unusual. If severe, it can cause congestive failure, rhythm disturbances and other unwanted effects.
Mvp, is one of many causes of insufficiency. ...Read more

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Can regurgitation start at anytime with mitral valve prolapse?

Can regurgitation start at anytime with mitral valve prolapse?

Yes: While the technical answer is yes, it's more complicated: mvp encompasses a broad range of severity from trivial/normal variant to very severe. Commonly there is some degree of regurgitation, often mild. The rare, severe forms of mvp can suddenly rupture a chordae (a supporting structure of the valve) and suddenly develop severe regurgitation with symptoms. This can happen anytime. ...Read more

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I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. My lvef is 75%. Is anything there to concern?

No: Mild mvp with mild regurgitation and normal ef is not concerning/dangerous however should be followed. ...Read more

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If you have mitral valve prolapse is it common to get mitral valve regurgitation?

Not necessarily: Mitral valve prolapse may progress to regurge but most patients do not progress to the point of needing surgery. It is important to maintain follow up, however. Also you will need antibiotics before procedures and dental visits to reduce the risk of valve infections. ...Read more

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I'm having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. .. I want to know what's my lifespan. ..Coz I'm very scared..

I'm having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. .. I want to know what's my lifespan. ..Coz I'm very scared..

Relax: Mitral regurgitation is common in mvp. Most patients are asymptomatic. No specific therapy is required for mild mr. Normal lifestyle and regular exercise should be encouraged. You should have a normal lifespan. ...Read more

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Hello sir, I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. I want to know whether I will die soon or not. I am 19 year old male.

Hello sir, I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. I want to know whether I will die soon or not. I am 19 year old male.

Unlikely: Annual followups should be done.
If the prolapse and leakage worsens valve repair or replacement are options to improve situation for many years.
No smoking
no IV drugs
attention to dental care and procedures to avoid infections. ...Read more

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Should I be followed by a cardiologist for my mitral valve prolapse and regurgitation?

Once: See one once and depending on severity you could be followed solely by your primary doctor or might require at least annual visits with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Do I need to be followed by a cardiologist for my mitral valve prolapse and regurgitation?

Do I need to be followed by a cardiologist for my mitral valve prolapse and regurgitation?

Yes: Mitral regurgitation, in the absence of symptoms, can cause the heart to become weakened and dilated. If the patient waits until symptoms arise, the heart may be sufficiently weakened and dilated that surgical repair becomes increasingly risky. If the mitral regurgitation is more than trivial, regular visits with a cardiologist and irregular echocardiography would be appropriate. ...Read more

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When you have a mitral valve prolapse what causes mitral valve regurgitation? How can you prevent from it happening

When you have a mitral valve prolapse what causes mitral valve regurgitation? How can you prevent from it happening

You can't prevent: Mitral valve prolapse describes the way the leaflets of the mitral valve close. With mvp the stresses in the mv are altered making it susceptible to injury. This is what leads to regurge. There's nothing you can do to change the stresses in the mv. However, most people do not progress to significant regurge. Also, the majority of mitral regurge due to prolapse can be repaired minimally invasively. ...Read more

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I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. My symptoms are sob and chest pain. All doctors are saying I am fine. Why is it so?

I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. My symptoms are sob and chest pain. All doctors are saying I am fine. Why is it so?

Mitral prolapse: Chest pain and shortness of breath are symptoms of mitral valve prolapse. However the sob is unlikely resulting from mild regurgitation. The treatment is surgical correction. Most ild regurgitations are treated medically and with serial echocardiograms. ...Read more

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Iam 20 m, having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. Iam very scared that I may get stroke. How to prevent stroke from occurring. .

Iam 20 m, having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. Iam very scared that I may get stroke. How to prevent stroke from occurring. .

Regular followup: Mvp with mild mitral regurgitation may always stay mild, and not really increase your risk of stroke. If the regurgitation increases, leads to atrial enlargement (this may take many years), this may predispose you to atrial arrhythmias like atrial fib. See your doc at least annually to follow up on you valve and chamber sizes. ...Read more

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I have mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation, can I eat eggs daily or it cause any problem to my heart?

I have mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation, can I eat eggs daily or it cause any problem to my heart?

Daily eggs: Data doesn't prove one way or the other. The reasonable course is to follow a mediterranean diet and keep egg intake to a couple of times a week. ...Read more

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I constantly get depressed and anxious. Was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse, always getting sick. Could this mean my heart may be regurgitating?

Doubtful: They probably aren't related. Talk to your doctor about echocardiography. That will answer the question of regurgitation. ...Read more

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I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. I have shortness of breath and chest pain. I feel like iam going to die. Why is it so?

I am having mild mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation. I have shortness of breath and chest pain. I feel like iam going to die. Why is it so?

Doubt it's the heart: I don't think your symptoms can be caused by your heart given your description of the echo findings. There could be many other causes of your symptoms. One potential would be panic attacks. Often these give you the feeling you are dying. Check with your doctor for follow up. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


Dr. Irving Harper
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Mitral Regurgitation (Definition)

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