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What does it mean that a person has trivial regurgitation?

What does it mean that a person has trivial regurgitation?

Usually nothing: Since our heart valves are not perfect structures, and today's echo machines are so sensitive, a very small wisp of regurgitation is usually detectable. This is considered normal. ...Read more

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I've got trivial tricuspid insufficiency. Is this something I need to see a dr. For?

I've got trivial tricuspid insufficiency. Is this something I need to see a dr. For?

Normal: Trivial tricuspid valve insufficiency on echocardiogram is a normal finding. As ultrasound imaging has improved, the number of people with this finding continues to increase. This finding on echocardiography is of no consequence, and requires no follow-up or evaluation. ...Read more

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All of you dr's who won't sedate due to it being trivial, why is that, when it clearly states in the ada that reasonable accommodations must be met?

All of you dr's who won't sedate due to it being trivial, why is that, when it clearly states in the ada that reasonable accommodations must be met?

What's the question?: Sounds more like a bio-ethics question than an issue with ada accommodation. Doctors must first do no harm and that fact alone supersedes any issues of ada accommodation. Doctors become doctors to help people, especially dose with disabled needs. Sometimes patient's do not see it that way and it takes more than one doctor or specialty to work hand-in-hand to find the best solution. ...Read more

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What's a trivial pericardial effusion?

What's a trivial pericardial effusion?

No concern: We all have small amounts of fluid in the pericardial sac around the heart. Think of motor oil for valves in engine which lubricates surfaces ti reduce friction. If we can see this on an echocardiogram we will frequently say trivial effusion. ...Read more

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What's trivial tricuspid regurgitation?

Nothing to worry: About. It is not abnormal to have trivial reguritation. ...Read more

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Trivial pericardial effusion. Is it serious?

Unlikely: It is normal to have a small amount of pericardial fluid present. Current imaging techniques are more sensitive and therefore it is seen more frequently. ...Read more

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Trivial amount of fluid around heart -causes?

Trivial amount of fluid around heart -causes?

Probably normal: The heart lies with in the pericaridal sac. This is bag formed by a fairly strong membranous tissue. There is always a small amount of fluid in the pericardium probably for lubrication. It's called pericarial fluid. This is normal. Sometimes the fluid level can increase this is called a pericaridal effusion. This can be caused by infection, heart failure, kidney disease, and trauma. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a trivial and a small pericardial effusion?

What is the difference between a trivial and a small pericardial effusion?

Not much: Both are insignificant amounts and can even be the same if the echoes were read by different cardiologists. Not to worry as most likely just a different choice of words. ...Read more

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I have a redundant anterior mitral leaflet without prolapse and also have trivial regurgitation, is this dangerous?

I have a redundant anterior mitral leaflet without prolapse and also have trivial regurgitation, is this dangerous?

Back to Valve Basics: What do the heart valves do? They allow blood flow forward (most important) & (hopefully) prevent any reverse flow. Without an inlet & outlet valve, each ventricle of our heart would not pump anything. Prolapse commonly a "fad diagnosis" of no significance. However leak (regurgitation), because it increases heart ventricle workload another matter. If small, heart strong & does not worsen, minor. ...Read more

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Latest stress echo. All normal except ANTERIOR WALL FAILS TO AUGMENT OVERALL ATTENUATED CONTRACTILE RESPONSE. EF of 55. Trivial MR and TR- Bad?

Latest stress echo. All normal except ANTERIOR WALL FAILS TO AUGMENT OVERALL ATTENUATED CONTRACTILE RESPONSE. EF of 55. Trivial MR and TR- Bad?

C/w anterior heart: Attack. No stress tests work well because atherosclerosis does not narrow arteries; arteries enlarge, study: goo. Gl/aRhOU2 Narrowings are a result of plaque ruptures & blood clots/thrombus within the lumen; severe narrowing is the only thing all stress tests are capable of detecting. Thus optimize the major driving factors: NMR lipoproteins LDL <700 nmol/L, HbA1c <5.0%, systolic BP <120 mmHg. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mld MVP and trivial MR 1 year ago. Since then I have been running daily for 45 minutes. Very comfortable. Should I continue?

I was diagnosed with mld MVP and trivial MR 1 year ago. Since then I have been running daily for 45 minutes. Very comfortable. Should I continue?

YES: Conditioning is the best way to assure your mild abnormalities (which are BTW VERY COMMON and in most people asymptomatic) do NOT affect your like in any way!

Hope this helps!
DR Z
BTW
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Mom has a tendency to worry about trivial & legitimate health issues alike. Over time I'm worried her doctors won't take her real problems seriously?

Mom has a tendency to worry about trivial & legitimate health issues alike. Over time I'm worried her doctors won't take her real problems seriously?

Tough situation: Hi. We all have hypochondriacal patients, and it's very challenging. We learn to let go of most of what they tell us. Nevertheless, all humans get old, get sick, and die, so even the hypochondriacs get truly sick sooner or later. They waste a lot of physician time and limited healthcare resources in the meantime. There's no easy answer. Good luck to her! ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mld MVP and trivial MR 1 year ago. Everything else normal. I go running daily for 40 mins and I am comfortable Should I continue?

Yes: Studies show certain cardiac arrhythmias occur more frequently in those with MVP and it is extremely common. Nobody can give you a definite answer but looks like you have back issues so strive to find a middle ground and meet your health goals without over stressing your heart. Try cycling too. Speak with a cardiology for expert consult. Good luck. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/7105369/ ...Read more

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Will trivial mitral regurgitation worsen as age advances?

Will trivial mitral regurgitation worsen as age advances?

It can: Mitral (MI-tral) valve prolapse (MVP) is a condition in which one of the heart's valves, the mitral valve, doesn't work properly. The flaps of the valve are "floppy" and don't close tightly.

Much of the time, MVP doesn't cause any problems. Rarely, blood can leak the wrong way through the floppy valve, which may cause shortness of breath, palpitations (strong or rapid heartbeats), or chest pain. ...Read more

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I have trivial tricuspid insufficiency. Should I see a doc?

You already have: For a person to carry this label, it is obvious that you have seen a doc who ordered the study. Since a percentage of the normal population are found to have this, the trivial part is important. Your regular doc can/will follow your progress over time and may repeat the study at some point. If your real question is if you must see a specialist, I think that should be asked of your regular doc. ...Read more

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Is being angry for a month over a trivial thing part of bipolar?

Is being angry for a month over a trivial thing part of bipolar?

Not diagnostic: Many reasons exist for prolonged anger, not the least of which is what the event meant to you. It is neither diagnostic of bipolar disorder nor an indication that you are not a normal human being. ...Read more

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Recently was diagnosed with trivial mitral regurgitation? Does this get worse with time?

Possibly: Your hypertension could cause this to progress. You should have an echocardiogram once or twice yearly, and seek more intensive monitoring if you get chest pains, shortness of breath or episodes of lightheadedness. ...Read more

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How much high fructose corn syrup is in sliced bread? Very small, and trivial, or as much more?

How much high fructose corn syrup is in sliced bread? Very small, and trivial, or as much more?

Sugar: Yes. In some breads. But there are thousands of brands sold in the U.S. It will vary from bread to bread and bakery to bakery. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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Will kissing someone who smoked marijuana and kisses me right after even get a trivial amount of marj. Into my system or no?

Will kissing someone who smoked marijuana and kisses me right after even get a trivial amount of marj. Into my system or no?

Possibly if.. .: You may get a trivial amount of mj if the person exhales mj smoke into your mouth, otherwise, it's unlikely to be absorbed by you this way. ...Read more

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I have mild MVP with trivial MR. Everything else normal. Can I do weight training in gym like chest and shoulders weight exercises like bench press?

I have mild MVP with trivial MR. Everything else normal. Can I do weight training in gym like chest and shoulders weight exercises like bench press?

Yes: With what you are describing (and I am assuming you are having no symptoms of chest pain, irregular heart beat, shortness of breath) then should be no problem. IF however you develop any of the above symptoms you need to stop the offending activity and see your cardiologist. Dr R ...Read more

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My palpitations seems to have increased after 2months of gym, did echo sag of anterior mitralvalve leaflet, Trivial MR. Gym is the cause? Will it heal?

My palpitations seems to have increased after 2months of gym, did echo sag of anterior mitralvalve leaflet, Trivial MR. Gym is the cause? Will it heal?

The GYM: Is NOT the cause of that ECHO result...mild MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE is something you were BORN with!

As far as the palpitations are concerned speak with the Cardiologist who ordered the cardiac echo or if your PCP ordered it ask for a Cardiology referral
EXERC (ISE is GOOD!
Get advice as to controlling the palps
Hope this helps1
DrZ ...Read more

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Was going up the stairs HR was 120-140 and I had two skip beats (heard its danger) weren't followed, echo anterior mitralvalve leaflet sag trivial MR?

Was going up the stairs HR was 120-140 and I had two skip beats (heard its danger) weren't followed, echo anterior mitralvalve leaflet sag trivial MR?

Depends on situation: If you were walking up stairs heart rate too high for someone your age. If running up the stairs the rate likely indicates lack of fitness. In mitral valve prolapse (sagging valve leaf) not uncommon to get extra beats nor is it uncommon for a young person to have extra beats. Either wearing a monitor or doing a treadmill test would clarify the issue see your MD. Suspect this is not a danger to you ...Read more

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I never hurt my back during sports/etc. But I often experience painful back spasms that last days after trivial things like bending over. Why? 25 y/o.

I never hurt my back during sports/etc. But I often experience painful back spasms that last days after trivial things like bending over. Why? 25 y/o.

Muscle weakness: If you bend over or use poor body mechanics and your muscles are weak you can overstretch the muscle fibers which can then cause spasm. ...Read more