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What are the effects of a leaking mitral valve?

What are the effects of a leaking mitral valve?

Depends: Minor leak: no problem more severe leak: puts heart muscle under stress and can cause heart failure with shortness of breath, swelling of the feet. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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Had mitral valve repair surgery 6months ago..If i drink alcohol will it have harmful effects on heart since i had surgery to fix leaking heart valve?

Had mitral valve repair surgery 6months ago..If i drink alcohol will it have harmful effects on heart since i had surgery to fix leaking heart valve?

Heart valve surgery: It is important to follow your surgeon and other doctors advice concerning diet and alcohol consumption. If you have forgotten the advice then call your doctors office and ask for clarification of the advice. ...Read more

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I have a leaking mitral valve since it started my anxiety has been terrible why?

I have a leaking mitral valve since it started my anxiety has been terrible why?

Perfection?: Friend -- none of us is perfect! i think your anxiety has nothing to do with the leaky valve -- of course you need to see a cardiologist to evaluate the extent of the leaky valve and whether you need treatment. ...Read more

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Impossible to repair a leaking mitral valve to point where there is no leakage after surgery and repair?

No: It is not impossible for repair to result in no leak but does not always happen. None or minor leakage is an acceptable result for this procedure and would be considered successful. ...Read more

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I had to have mitral valve repair surgery done 2 weeks ago, bc i had a leaking mitral valve. Can i drink alcohol ever again ..21 years old.

Yes.....: Clear this with you surgeon and cardiologist/ internist / doctor first. Alcohol may adversely interact with some of the medications you might be taking. Drink minimal and seldom, regardless of your recent surgery. ...Read more

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What is a leak in the mitral valve?

What is a leak in the mitral valve?

Backward flow: The leaflets of the valve are not closing perfectly and some blood goes backwards from the left ventricle into the left atrium. Minor leaks are common and benign. ...Read more

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How do people get mitral valve leaks?

How do people get mitral valve leaks?

Many reasons: There are many causes of leaking mital valves. This can include wear and tear of the valve, infection of the valve, history of rheumatic fever, dilated heart failure, heart attacks, damage to anchoring chords to the valve, and birth defects. Mitral valve prolapse is a condition where the leaflets bulge out when it closes. This can sometimes lead to a leaking valve as well. ...Read more

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What's the difference between mitral vavle prolapse and a mild mitral valve leak?

What's the difference between mitral vavle prolapse and a mild mitral valve leak?

prolapse vs leak: Mvp is a congenital disorder of the mitral valve where the collagen fibers that make up the valve are disorganized. It may or may not be associated with leakiness of the valve, which is simply what it sounds like - leaking blood backwards through the valve. People with mvp are more likely to develop leaky valves, but it's not a guarantee. An echocardiogram can tell you how leaky it is. ...Read more