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Doctor insights on: Mitral Valve Regurgitation And Dental Work

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What does mitral valve regurgitation trivial mean?

What does mitral valve regurgitation trivial mean?

Clinically...: ...insignificant? Best to check with your doctor as to his/her precise meaning however byt the term "trivial." ...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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Can I be a navy nurse if I have mitral valve regurgitation?

Can I be a navy nurse if I have mitral valve regurgitation?

See Specifics below: The following are causes for commissioning rejection: "all valvular heart diseases, congenital or acquired, including those improved by surgery except mitral valve prolapse and bicuspid aortic valve. These latter two conditions are not reasons for rejection unless there is associated tachyarrhythmia, mitral regurgitation, aortic stenosis, insufficiency, or cardiomegaly.". ...Read more

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How to tell if mitral valve regurgitation is getting worse?

How to tell if mitral valve regurgitation is getting worse?

Echo: An echocardiogram (fancy ultrasound of the heart) is the main tool for following mitral regurgitation. Also maybe even more important is the presence or lack of symptoms. As mitral regurge gets worse usually you get tired easier. The amount of activity to make you short of breath becomes less and less. You may not be able to lay flat and may have to sit up to breathe. Your dr can help. ...Read more

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How safe is surgery for severe mitral valve regurgitation?

How safe is surgery for severe mitral valve regurgitation?

MVR: This surgery is done quite well by experienced cardiac teams. With appropriate choice of patient, appropriate procedure and follow up most patients do quite well. As with any surgery certain things increase the risk of the surgery and complicate the risk benefit evaluation. ...Read more

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Could mitral valve regurgitation cause anemia?

Could mitral valve regurgitation cause anemia?

Unlikely: If one has mixed mitral valve disease with a heavily calcified mitral valve that is both stenotic and regurgitant, one could imagine marked turbulance of the blood flow across the mitral valve with destruction of rbc's however, this is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Which percentage of mitral valve regurgitation patients require valve repair or replacement surgery?

Which percentage of mitral valve regurgitation patients require valve repair or replacement surgery?

Depends: It depends on the severity of the mr patients have and what their ages are. If you take the general usa population, all adults over age 21, some degree of mr is present in >80% (most of it trivial or very mild). Among that unselected group. ...Read more

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Palpitations off and on with tricuspid and mitral valve regurgitation. Is there anything I can do to alleviate palpitations?

Palpitations off and on with tricuspid and mitral valve regurgitation. Is there anything I can do to alleviate palpitations?

Palpitations: On a simple level avoid cigarettes, alcohol and more than one cup of coffee or tea or other stimulants. Take your antihypertensive medications and discuss the situation with your PCP or cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is a trace of mitral valve regurgitation?

What is a trace of 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 or trace, mild, moderate, or severe. A trace 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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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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What are the chances of needing surgery for severe mitral valve regurgitation?

Depends on symptoms: Symptoms generally dictate need for corrective surgery (repair vs replacement) in mr cases. Consult with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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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

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Cardiologist heard mitral valve regurgitation from my husbands ten year repaired mitral valve. This is new. How concerning is this?

Cardiologist heard mitral valve regurgitation from my husbands ten year repaired mitral valve. This is new. How concerning is this?

Strange question: If your cardiologist is suspecting mitral regurgitation after auscultating over your husband's heart with his stethoscope, he should probably order a 2-D ECHO to assess the integrity of the repaired valve before taking any further steps. Why didn't you ask this question to your husband's cardiologist instead of to me? ...Read more

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

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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Is valve replacement surgery will be needed for physiologic mitral valve regurgitation to treat pulmonaryHTN?Even if not so severe?

Is valve replacement surgery will be needed for physiologic mitral valve regurgitation to treat pulmonaryHTN?Even if not so severe?

Valve: Valve surgery is usually not considered unless patient is having significant problems. Passing out etc. Pulmaonary HTN can be treated medically. You need to talk to your cardiologist or pulmonologist about specific prognosis and therapies. ...Read more

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Can mitral valve regurgitation hinder me?

Possibly: Mitral regurgitation is not usually a problem depending on the cause until it is severe. Regular follow up with periodic echocardiograms are necessary. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more