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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.
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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 ...
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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
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