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What causes mitral regurgitation?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Binford
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Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry
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In brief: Valve incompetence

When the valve does not close properly the blood will flow in both directions.

In brief: Valve incompetence

When the valve does not close properly the blood will flow in both directions.
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