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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.

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Dr. Walter Husar
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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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Mitral valve regurgitation cause any problems?

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.

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Can mitral valve regurgitation cause leg swelling? Read in reports that I have mitral valve regurgitation but doc never told me-- strange.

Can mitral valve regurgitation cause leg swelling? Read in reports that I have mitral valve regurgitation but doc never told me-- strange.

Mitral regurgitation: This is a common incidental finding on echocardiography, if severe and associated with congestive failure edema can develop-the person is then very sick with shotness of breath among other symptoms.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How dangerous is mitral valve regurgitation?

How dangerous is mitral valve regurgitation?

Depends: Mitral regurgitation is when it leaks blood backwards into the atrium. The seriousness of this is depends on the amount of leakage, the size of the heart, how well the heart squeezes and other factors. Many people live entirely normal lives with a small amount of leak. Surgery is indicated for severe cases (usually a repair) because in those cases it can improve life expectancy and quality of life.

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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