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Mitral regurgitation and life expectancy? Give me facts

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Dr Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Variable

Mild regurgitation = normal life expectancy severe regurgitation, sudden onset = death in hours, days, weeks or months depending on other factors and with no treatment.
Severe chronic regurgitation=good prognosis with treatment; without treatment = chronic congestive heart failure and eventual death. Hard to be more specific without more facts.

In brief: Variable

Mild regurgitation = normal life expectancy severe regurgitation, sudden onset = death in hours, days, weeks or months depending on other factors and with no treatment.
Severe chronic regurgitation=good prognosis with treatment; without treatment = chronic congestive heart failure and eventual death. Hard to be more specific without more facts.
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