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Mitral valve regurgitation and hypertension related?

Mitral valve regurgitation and hypertension related?

Not necessarily: They are two separate entities and may coexist but generally are not causative of one another. ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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What is mild mitral valve prolapse and associated moderate mitral insufficiency?

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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Prognosis: aortic stenosis and mitral valve prolapse. Any idea?

Prognosis: aortic stenosis and mitral valve prolapse. Any idea?

2 questions: Aortic stenosis w/o symptoms has good prognosis. Symptomatic as has 5, 3, and 2 yr life expectancy depending on symptoms. Chest pain (5), passing out (3) and heart failure (2) yrs. This improves if the valve is replaced. Mitral valve prolapse does not significantly affect your prognosis by itself. Some though can worsen and begin to leak. This can also lead to heart failure. ...Read more

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Can mvp or mitral valve prolapse cause death?

Rarely: It is exceptionally rare but has been reported. (i've been in practice as a cardiologist for >35 years and have never seen a single case). ...Read more

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My echo results- trivial mitral valve regurgitation, mild (1+-2+) pulmonic valve regurgitation, trivial (-1+) tricuspid valve regurgitation- normal?

My echo results- trivial mitral valve regurgitation, mild (1+-2+) pulmonic valve regurgitation, trivial (-1+) tricuspid valve regurgitation- normal?

Missing Data: Some important data are missing before i can say normal.What is pa pressure. What about lv function etc. If they r normal then only i can comment on it sorry! ...Read more

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Is mitral valve prolapse fatal?

Rarel: Mitral valve prolapse can cause palpitations, shortness of breath, or chest pain but isi seldom fatal. If the valve is leaking severely or if it gets infected, the problem can become serious. ...Read more

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Is having mitral valve prolapse with palpations dangerous?

Is  having mitral valve prolapse with palpations dangerous?

No: Mitral valve prolapse is only dangerous if it progresses to more severe mitral regurgitation. At least 10% of the population has some degree of mvp, and only a small percent progress. This should be followed with periodic cardiac echo. If severe mitral regurgitation does develop, mitral valve repair can be performed with very low risk. ...Read more

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Is mitral valve regurgitation inherited?

Is mitral valve regurgitation inherited?

Sometimes: Like most conditions it is part inherited tendancy and part environment. ...Read more

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Mitral valve regurgitation cause any problems?

Maybe...: Mild mvr usually causes no issues and does not require antibiotics before procedures such as dental work. More severe disease can causes shortness of breath and fatigue with exercise and my need antibiotics before procedures. ...Read more

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Can anterior mitral leaflet redundancy with trivial regurgitation cause ventricular tachycardia?

Can anterior mitral leaflet redundancy with trivial regurgitation cause ventricular tachycardia?

Usually low risk: Mitral valve redundancy, usually called prolapse, usually produces no symptoms or minor symptoms. If the valve leak is trivial, that's very good news and serious complications including ventricular tachycardia are not expected because the left ventricle is not under strain.. ...Read more

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What is "trivial mitral valve regurgitation"?

What is "trivial mitral valve regurgitation"?

Very small leak: The mitral valve prevents blood from flowing backwards out of the main pumping chamber of the heart (left ventricle). When a valve leaks we call this regugitation or insufficiency. One method of describing a leak is to classify it as trivial, mild, moderate, or severe. A trivial leak should not affect you heart in any way. A lot of people of this and never need anything done for it. ...Read more

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What causes mitral valve prolapse?

Mitral valve prolaps: The exact cause of mitral valve prolapse (mvp) isn't known. Most people who have the condition are born with it. Mvp tends to run in families. ...Read more

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Ive been diagnosed with mild mitral valve prolpase and trace mitral regurgetation..will this disease progress?

Ive been diagnosed with mild mitral valve prolpase and trace mitral regurgetation..will this disease progress?

Occasionally: Most patients with mitral valve prolapse remain quite stable over the duration of their lives. Rarely, there may be progressive mitral insufficiency depending if the valve degenerates over time or if there is an infection on the valve. The optimal strategy is to have periodic echocardiograms done in the same laboratory to ensure consistency. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Binford
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Mitral Valve Prolapse (Definition)

A condition characterized by improper closure of the valve between the heart's upper ...Read more