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Doctor insights on: Mitral Valve Regurgitation And Pulmonary Hypertension

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How do you treat pulmonary hypertension and "mild mitral valve regurgitation?" what causes it?

How do you treat pulmonary hypertension and "mild mitral valve regurgitation?" what causes it?

PH Treatment : Treatment of pulmonary hypertension (ph) depends on the cause. Group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) is treated with medication designed to widen the pulmonary arteries thereby lowering resistance to blood flow and reducing the need for the right ventricle to generate high pressures i.e. Ph. Mitral valve disease may be treated entirely differently depending on the severity. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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I have mitral valve regurgitation with tricuspid regurgitation with mild pulmonary hypertension and dystolic disfunction. Should i be worried?

I have mitral valve regurgitation with tricuspid regurgitation with mild pulmonary hypertension and dystolic disfunction. Should i be worried?

Maybe -- it depends: Valve regurgitation becomes a serious problem when it is severe, and at that point it might require surgery. If the valve regurgitation is only mild or moderate, it can be followed by your physician. It sounds as though with your conditions, maintaining excellent blood pressure control will be very important. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary hypertension necessarily worsen if there is valves regurgitation?(mitral, tricuspid or pulmonary) Because that's what i have..

Does pulmonary hypertension necessarily worsen if there is valves regurgitation?(mitral, tricuspid or pulmonary)
Because that's what i have..

Very serious: This diagnosis especially at your age is of such grave importance that I warn you against taking advice from anyone else until you have reviewed it fully with both your primary care physician and the specialist who made / confirmed the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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

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Can 5 weeks of pulmonary hypertension (as well as a few other diagnoses) lead to moderate anoxic brain injury? A patient in his early 50's receives diagnosis of mssa- causing pulmonary hypertension, chf, aortic valve regurgitation, a stretched mitral valv

Endocarditis: Anoxic brain injury can occur after cardiac arrest. The heart disease you mention could lead to cardiac arrest but you did not mention this in your history. I am concerned about endocarditis, infection of the heart valve, with history of mssa bacteremia. ...Read more

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Can trace mitral valve regurgitation cause any respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath?

Mitral regurgitation: No, a trace of mitral regurgitation is normal. If such a person is short of breath, there are usually other causes. Significant heart or lung problems, like copd, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation are major causes, but allergies, asthma, smoking, and anxiety are some of the common causes. If the amount of shortness of breath is clearly more than others your age, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Mytral valve replacement how do I find a doctor to perform this surgery at the mayo clinic we live las cruces nm my mother is a young 87 has been diagnois with mytral valve reguration a-fib pulmonary hypertension

Mayo Clinic Appoint: Information can be obtained from www.Mayoclinic.Org including the following: mayo clinic in arizona 800-446-2279 (toll free) 8 A.M. To 5 P.M. Mountain standard time, monday through friday mayo clinic in florida 904-953-0853 8 A.M. To 5 P.M. Eastern time, monday through friday mayo clinic in minnesota 507-538-3270 7 A.M. To 6 P.M. Central time, monday through friday. ...Read more

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How could pulmonary hypertension in mitral stenosis prevent pulmonary edema?

How could pulmonary hypertension in mitral stenosis prevent pulmonary edema?

Less flow to lungs: If the pressure in the pulmonary artery is high enough, the right ventricle's ability to pump bood to the lungs is diminished. Less blood flow to the lungs means that there is less fluid to leak out into the air spaces ( alveoli). ...Read more

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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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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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I am 29years old with moderate mitral valve regurgitation, my dr put me on Labetalol 100mg per day to control PVC's, is this dose normal?

I am 29years old with moderate mitral valve regurgitation, my dr put me on Labetalol 100mg per day to control PVC's, is this dose normal?

Labetalol dose usual: Yes. The dose of 100 mg of labetalol is the normal starting dose. This is in the class of drugs called beta blockers and they are preferred first line meds for rhythm problems. For women labetalol is the best choice out of this class as it is safe in pregnancy. ...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


Dr. Charles Burger
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Pulmonary Hypertension (Definition)

Elevated blood pressure in the lungs that can be a primary problem or due to other causes. The right side of the heart pumps blood to the lungs and if the blood pressure in the lungs is elevated, the right side of the heart can fail. Pulmonary hypertension can be difficult to diagnose and usually requires echocardiography ...Read more