Mitral Regurgitation

Mitral regurgitation or mitral insufficiency or mitral incompetence is a condition where the mitral valve of the heart does not close properly, which makes the blood flow backward in the heart. The symptoms include heart murmur, dyspnea, tiredness, heart palpitations, and swollen ankles.

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Why has my mother's EF fallen since last year?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother was diagnosed with mitral valve regurge and atrial fibrillation before many years. She is taking Dilatrend twice a day with vitamins. She is 65 years old now and done an ECHO every six to nine months. For the past three years, she has the following ejection fraction. She had an...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Echocardiography is a subjective test and the results may vary between the observers and from time to time. Mitral regurgitation can occur due to ischemia or valvular pathology. In the case of secondary mitral regurgitation, if the heart muscle is viable, angioplasty he...  Read Full »

What causes palpitation and shortness of breath?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having palpations for many years. This includes the fast, pounding heart, PVCs, PACs, bigeminy, and other weird heart movements daily. Additionally, I have body and chest tension every day, which gives me some shortness of breath, but I do not have that when I exercise. Attache...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Your five days of Holter monitoring is normal. Your symptoms do not correlate with ectopic beats. I think there is an element of anxiety. Moreover, those with mitral valve prolapse have such weird type of symptoms. MVP (mitral valve prolapse) is us...  Read Full »

What is the meaning of ballerina foot?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been told that I have ballerina foot. Is this dangerous? Does it mean I have a heart disease? Or is it a common finding?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It means that you have a condition known as mitral valve prolapse. Mitral valve prolapse predisposes to mitral regurgitation that is valvular leak. So, you have to be monitored annually to see the degree of valve leak. For further information consult a cardiologist onlin...  Read Full »

What is the difference between classic and non-classic MVP?

Query: Hello doctor, Two weeks ago, I have been diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse, eccentric, very mild regurgitation and mild leaflet thickness. My questions are as follows. Will this condition get worse? Can you tell by looking at the echocardiogram images, whether it is classic MVP or non-classic MV...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Maroti Celerio Mandurke

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like non-classic MVP (mitral valve prolapse). There is mildly thickened AML - anterior mitral leaflet, but it does not matter much. Only the grade of MR is important. Eccentric jet is more dangerous as leaking of the valve will hit directly to wall when it is ...  Read Full »

What are the signs of mitral regurgitation?

Query: Hi doctor, I just want to know what is the meaning of mitral regurgitation, and mild tricuspid regurgitation in 2D echo?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Mild mitral and tricuspid regurgitation means there is a mild leakage across these valves. Mild regurgitation may be seen in otherwise normal individuals or with age. It is not necessarily ab...  Read Full »

Is surgery necessary for mitral valve leak?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is 46 years old. She recently had her routine physical examinations and they found out her mitral valve could not close fully, but very light degree. The doctor there thinks that she does not need a surgery and he did not mention anything else. So, I really want a second opinion on...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Maroti Celerio Mandurke

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your short descriptions, I understood that there is a leak in the mitral valve. Yes, mild to moderate leak can be managed with medicine, but if severe leak is there, then at some stage operation is required. I can guide you more if you send echo report and more hist...  Read Full »

My doctor suggested 2D echo and TMT after reviewing my son's ECG. Is there any problem?

Query: Hello doctor, My 18-year-old son got an ECG and blood tests last month as a requirement for medical screening. He jogs every night for 30 minutes. He looks healthy. We consulted our cardiologist early this month and he requested for 2D Echo and treadmill stress test. Unfortunately, we were schedul...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Could you upload his ECG (electrocardiogram) if it has been taken and also his echo and treadmill results?  Read Full »

Kindly interpret my echocardiogram report.

Query: Hello doctor, Echo report shows: Physiologic pericardial effusion Eustachian valve remnant at right atrium Rvsp=30mmhg Inferior vena cava not dilated Mild mitral, tricuspid valve regurgitation. Does this report show a normal result?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have worked through your query and understand your health issues. I assure you not worry as you have consulted the appropriate expert physician who will take care of all of your medical concerns. I will simplify the things for your understanding and will go through ...  Read Full »

What are the causes of fast heartbeats?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I have noticed that sometimes I wake up with my heart beating too fast and can feel my heart. This first happened when I woke up and took a look at my little child and thought my child was not breathing. That time my heart rate increased strongly. After this, sometimes ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please follow exercise and diet to reduce weight. Trivial MR - mitral regurgitation can progress and cause atrial fibrillation (irregular fast heart beat). So, for now check your thyroid functions (T3, T4 and TSH - thyroid-stimulating hormone), ECG (electrocardiogram...  Read Full »

Are systemic hypertension and high BP the same?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My weight is 96 kg and my height is 184 cm. My symptoms are breathlessness on exertion, neck constriction while walking, as well as on and off chest pain in the mornings that are unconnected with exertion. I am also suffering from severe sleep apnea. I had TMT pos...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am really thankful for your kind comments. You have always been so nice and a health conscious person. I want to assure you do not worry as everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health conc...  Read Full »

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