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What does trace mitral regurgitation mean?

What does trace mitral regurgitation mean?

VERY MILD valve leak: Trace means 'very mild' and mitral valve regurgitation means 'leak'. It happens when your mitral valve doesn't close tightly, which allows blood to flow backward in your heart. When the 'leak' is moderate-severe you may develop symptoms of tiredness & fatigue. The worst thing: 'heart failure' requiring heart surgery and valve replacement (but you are no where near that stage) so, no worries here. ...Read more

Dr. Irving Harper
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Mitral Regurgitation (Definition)

Mitral regurgitation or mitral insufficiency or mitral incompetence is a disorder of the heart in which the mitral valve, separating left atrium and left ventricle does not close properly. When the heart pumps out blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle through the incompetent valve, it leads to the abnormal leaking of blood from the left ventricle back ...Read more


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i went for a echocardiogram an my doctor has told me I have trivial pulmonary and trivial mitral regurgitation what dose this mean an can it kill me?

 i went for a echocardiogram an my doctor has told me I have trivial pulmonary and trivial mitral regurgitation  what dose this mean an can it kill me?

Likely no: If the results of the echocardiogram is trivial, likely should not be a big issues. Trivial or trace is minor, and not something to be worried about currently, unless you are having symptoms. Otherwise relax unless situation changes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Whats mitral regurgitation?

Whats mitral regurgitation?

MR: The mitral valve has 2 leaflets which separates the left ventricle from the left atrium. Blood passes across the mv from the la to the lv when the heart is filling. When the ventricle contracts, the mv is closed and no blood goes backward into the la unless regurgitation is present. Then the blood leaks backward, overfilling the la and raising the pressure. ...Read more

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What causes mitral regurgitation?

What causes mitral regurgitation?

Many things: Regurgitation means the valve allows blood to leak backwards thru the valve. Causes can be several things. This includes degenerative changes in valve tissues, rupture of supporting chords, rheumatic fever, infections, heart attacks and many more. Your doctor with the help of a good history and physical exam and some tests like an echo can help figure out which the cause. ...Read more

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Anyone diagnose mitral regurgitation? How?

Anyone diagnose mitral regurgitation? How?

Primary care, ECHO: Your primary care provider (md, do, pa, fnp..) can diagnose mitral regurgitation on exam (murmur) and order an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) for confirmation. ...Read more

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Can mild mitral regurgitation progress over time?

Can mild mitral regurgitation progress over time?

Yes: Yes, with aging, it can progress but not necessarily. Onset of coronary artery disease, degenerative annular calcification, infection and hypertension can make it worse. ...Read more