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.

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Can doctors hear or only see trace mitral regurgitation?

See not hear. Mitral regurgitation has to be fairly significant to hear it. On the other hand, echoes are so doggone sensitive, they can see a drop of regurgitation. Read more...

Trace mitral regurgitation was shown on my echo. How do I monitor this and keep it from developing further?

MR. You can see cardiologist on annual basis. Continue with healthy life style-- healthy eating and exercise. Exercise intolerance would be the first sign indicating an earlier apt with cardiologist. Read more...
Keep your BP normal. Trace mitral valve regurgitation is physiologically normal and benign; as long as you are asymptomatic it does not require follow up. Read more...
Insignificant. Trace mitral regurgitation is common and nothing to worry about. A good physical exam is sufficient for monitoring. Read more...
Normal. Finding. If its trivial than no further evaluation is required unless symptoms develop. Read more...

Can you have trace mitral regurgitation but no heart murmur?

Mitral regurgitation. Our echocardiogram studies are so sensitive that they frequently show tiny amounts of insignificant valve leak, with trace mitral regurgitation being the commonest of these. It is not a concern. To have a murmur you have to have enough turbulent blood flow to make an audible noise. Read more...

Is it possible to be diagnosed with trace mitral regurgitation, prolonged qt syndrome along with grade I diastolic?

Yes to all. It's entirely possible to have all. Trace MR and grade 1 diastolic dysfunction are present in the vast majority of adults and require no treatment. Prolonged QT potentially is more serious. You must be careful what medications you are prescribed as many can make this dangerously worse. If you have issues with passing out, you need to be evaluated promptly by a cardiologist. Read more...

Can mild tricuspid and trace pulmonic and mitral regurgitation cause blood clots? I'm worried.

No. there is no data to show that mild tricuspid and trace pulmonic and mitral regurgitation cause blood clots unless you have abnormal coagulapathy. cardiac ultrosound can help if you have any concern. Read more...