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Is mitral regurgitation and mitral valve prolapse the same?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ONE CAUSES THE OTHER

When a leaflet prolapses it causes varying degrees of regurgitation.

In brief: ONE CAUSES THE OTHER

When a leaflet prolapses it causes varying degrees of regurgitation.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Mitral valve prolapse refers to the mitral valve leaflets being stretched out and bulging (or prolapsing) into the left atrium .
.. Mitral regurgitation is leaking of blood from the left ventricule backwards into the left atrium through a leaky mitral valve ...

In brief: No

Mitral valve prolapse refers to the mitral valve leaflets being stretched out and bulging (or prolapsing) into the left atrium .
.. Mitral regurgitation is leaking of blood from the left ventricule backwards into the left atrium through a leaky mitral valve ...
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Mitral vlve prolapse can lead to mitral regurgitation of significance in rare cases, diseases of the left heart can produce mitral regurgitation of varying degres

In brief: No

Mitral vlve prolapse can lead to mitral regurgitation of significance in rare cases, diseases of the left heart can produce mitral regurgitation of varying degres
Dr. Frank Mayo
Dr. Frank Mayo
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