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What is "trivial mitral valve regurgitation"?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: 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, mild, moderate, or severe. A trivial leak should not affect you heart in any way. A lot of people of this and never need anything done for it.

In brief: 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, mild, moderate, or severe. A trivial 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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