Whats "mitral sclerosis"?

ABNORMAL THICKENING. Of the mitral valve with associated mitral valve prolapse. It's calcium buildup in the valve, stated simply. It might have been triggered by rheumatic fever or any other condition that would make the valve structurally abnormal. This condition is usually progressive and surgery may be necessary down the road. Close follow up is also important.

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If you have aortic sclerosis mild mitral regurgitation and mild cardiomegaly should you see a cadiologist?

Absolutely. You should have your condition monitored regularly by a cardiologist. Read more...
See a Cardiologist. The best way to assess the heart valves and size is with an echocardiogram - an ultrasound of the heart. If the heart valves do not open well and are stiff (sclerotic or stenotic) or are leaking (regurgitation) and the heart is enlarged (cardiomegaly) this could be a problem which requires medications and further testing. Read more...

I had a echocardiogram. Results say mitral valve demonstrates sclerosis of the leaflets and trace regurgitation. And trace tricuspid regurgitation.?

Findings. Symptoms? These are findings on the echocardiogram in the view of the Cardiologist who was looking at the pictures. The real question is why the echocardiogram was ordered to begin with. Were you having symptoms? What problem was the test trying to identify? Generally, trace valve regurgitation is "physiologic" - that is, common & symptom-less. Sclerosis means thickening - so the mitral valve could be stiff. Read more...