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How are left CHF and mitral regurgitation different?

Definition. Mitral regurgitation is the pushing of some blood backward to the left atrium when the left ventricle pumps instead of to the aorta. In this case there is either mitral insufficiency or prolapse. This may or may not lead to CHF depending on the amount. CHF is when the pressure backward to the lungs is great and fluid seeps out of to the lung tissues causing edema in the lungs. Read more...

Is there any link between lupus and mitral regurgitation?

See below. Valvular heart disease in lupus can result from a condition known libman-sacks endocarditis where clot-like material attacks the heart valve. Antiphospholipid antibodies are often present with this condition which are clotting antibodies. Read more...

Anyone diagnose mitral regurgitation? How?

Primary care, ECHO. Your primary care provider (md, do, pa, fnp..) can diagnose mitral regurgitation on exam (murmur) and order an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) for confirmation. Read more...

What are the typical symptoms of mitral regurgitation?

hardly any. With a large mr, low exercise tolerance and running out of breath are most likely. With a small one, only a murmur on routine heart exam. Read more...

Is it possible to treat mitral regurgitation percutanously?

It was. The mitral clip was tried and the results were mixed. There will likely be new and improved devices soon with better results. Read more...
Sort of... It is possible to place a clip on the leaflets for an alfieri-type result. Also, annuplasty rings can be placed in the coronary sinus to change the configuration of the mitral valve. However, these maneuvers don't work too well. Ultimately, if the mitral valve really needs repair then surgery by a cardiothoracic surgeon with a *particular expertise in mitral valve repair* is the way to go. Read more...

What things affect the chances of getting mitral regurgitation?

Some causes are.... Mitral valve prolapse, destruction of valve structure by degeneration or infection, heart attack and scar disrupting the conical shape of the heart or tearing the tethers of the mitral valve, enlargement and weakness of heart muscle and delayed conduction of electrical impulse from the upper chamber to the lower chamber of the heart and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy tugging at the valve. Read more...
See below. There are several causes of leaking mitral valves. Patients with severe mitral valve prolapse or valve infections (endocarditis) can develop regurgitation. Long standing hypertension or heart attack can result in valve leakage. Congenital conditions are another cause. In the past rheumatic fever was an important cause. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: mitral regurgitation?

Mitral valve leaking. Some times physiological depending on the pathology this can be problematic may need corrections repair or replacement need fulll cardiac evaluation. Read more...
M.valve incompetence. Mitral regurgitation or mitral insufficiency or mitral incompetence is a disorder of the heart in which the mitral valve, separating left atrium and left ventricle does not close properly. When the heart pumps out blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle through the incompetent valve, it leads to the abnormal leaking of blood from the left ventricle back to the left atrium. Read more...