5 doctors weighed in:

What is a trace of mitral valve regurgitation?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree

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 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.

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 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.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Cardiology
14 years in practice
508K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available