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Will cardio exercise cause leakage of your mitral heart valve if your mitral valve is weakened due to endocarditis?

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Dr. Peter Karpawich
Pediatrics - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Cardio improves overall heart-lung-muscle function.
A leaking valve will not be damaged, per se. However, depending on the amount of valve damage and leak from the endocarditis, total cardio performance may be limited. Discuss with you doctor about performing an exercise stress test before engaging in strenuous cardio exercise.

In brief: No

Cardio improves overall heart-lung-muscle function.
A leaking valve will not be damaged, per se. However, depending on the amount of valve damage and leak from the endocarditis, total cardio performance may be limited. Discuss with you doctor about performing an exercise stress test before engaging in strenuous cardio exercise.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It could but

Exercise generally beneficial & if symptoms are pronounced with exercise medication or surgical intervention may be required.

In brief: It could but

Exercise generally beneficial & if symptoms are pronounced with exercise medication or surgical intervention may be required.
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