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Does trace mitral valve regurgitation cause shortness of breath and palpitations?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No

No, it must be much worse to do that.

In brief: No

No, it must be much worse to do that.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Mitral regurgitation

Trace mitral regurgitation means that only a very small amount of additional blood volume is stressing the heart, this is usually not significant.
For mitral regurgitation to cause shortness of breath it has to be a significant amount say 30% or more of each contraction. Palpitations can happen with minimal mitral regurgitation.

In brief: Mitral regurgitation

Trace mitral regurgitation means that only a very small amount of additional blood volume is stressing the heart, this is usually not significant.
For mitral regurgitation to cause shortness of breath it has to be a significant amount say 30% or more of each contraction. Palpitations can happen with minimal mitral regurgitation.
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