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What are the effects of a leaking mitral valve?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends

Minor leak: no problem more severe leak: puts heart muscle under stress and can cause heart failure with shortness of breath, swelling of the feet.

In brief: Depends

Minor leak: no problem more severe leak: puts heart muscle under stress and can cause heart failure with shortness of breath, swelling of the feet.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Joshua Buckler
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends

A mild amout of leak or "regurgitation" is common and has no real effect.
More significant regurgitation can lead to heart failure. I often explain to my patients that with more significant regurgitation it is as if the heart takes one step forward and a half a step back with each beat. This can tire the muscle out over time.

In brief: Depends

A mild amout of leak or "regurgitation" is common and has no real effect.
More significant regurgitation can lead to heart failure. I often explain to my patients that with more significant regurgitation it is as if the heart takes one step forward and a half a step back with each beat. This can tire the muscle out over time.
Dr. Joshua Buckler
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