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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Can trivial mitral regurgitation worsen in future?

Query: Hello doctor, I just recently had an echocardiogram. The result was normal. The only finding was trivial regurgitation of my mitral valve. I was told this is normal. The question I have is, is this something that could get worse over time? If so, what lifestyle changes can I make now to prevent tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Trivial mitral regurgitation is physiological, which means normal. And in absence of structural heart abnormalities, this will not progress. So, there is nothing to worry about it and needs no specific precautions. You may continue with all your daily activities incl...  Read Full »

Does a mild mitral valve prolapse require a surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I had been diagnosed with a mild mitral valve prolapse four years ago. I have been prescribed beta-blockers for the same. Last year when an echo was performed, it showed that the prolapse had reduced. But, in the last few months, due to an increased amount of activity a...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello,  Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have only MVP (mitral valve prolapse), and no other complication such as valve leakage, there is nothing much to worry about. Have you ever had a stroke? I want to see your current ECG (electrocardiogram) and echocardiography report to guide you properly. Re...  Read Full »

Reports show AML prolapse. Is there a way to avoid mitral regurgitation developing?

Query: Hello doctor, My blood pressure is 140/90 since one year and I am using Telmikind 40 tablet in the morning. Today, I visited the cardiologist and he suggested 2D echo and ECG. The reports show mitral valve has AML prolapse and no MR. Kindly clarify this. Is something wrong? I am attaching the repor...  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 gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your ECG is normal. In the echo, there is AML (anterior mitral leaflet) prolapse, which means there is slight backward bulging of the valve leaflet. This is mild and there is no leakag...  Read Full »

Troponin-T, MR and TR levels are high after first heart attack. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Actually, my father has just had the first attack of heart and his troponin-T test value is 1.76 ng/ml. Also, his echo test reports are showing the TR and MR results in higher. He is planning to have angiography but I do not think that he should stop there. So please guide him. I need...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. So basically after a heart attack, best possible treatment is angiography followed by angioplasty or bypass surgery. So he should have angiography done and further management will depend on angiography report. Till the time, he should continue medicines which will pr...  Read Full »

Is mitral valve prolapse a reversible condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I was recommended by my cardiologist for a heart valve replacement surgery as my latest echocardiogram results, both transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal (TEE), revealed that my mitral valve prolapse had worsened. The diagnosis was severe eccentric MR. However, during the latest TT...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, the severity of MR (mitral regurgitation) will be correctly deciphered by your cardiologist. An eccentric type of MR is actually a grade higher than what it looks. Like your radiologist may think it is moderate but it is severe, but bec...  Read Full »

What does my 2D echo report indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have thickened tip of mitral valve leaflet with prolapse of the mitral valve leaflet to the left atrium during systole producing moderate mitral regurgitation with an EF of 34% and left atrial enlargement. There are normal coronary artery sizes. There is normal pulmonary artery pres...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganesh P Sapkal

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your echo report is showing that you have rheumatic heart disease with involvement of mitral valve. There is a leak in mitral valve termed as mitral regurgitation. Mitral regurg...  Read Full »

Can you explain my maid's heart condition in simple terms?

Query: Hi doctor, My maid has a heart problem since her birth. She complains of pain in heart, a sudden increase in heartbeat, feels hot and leg pain. Now, she feels very weak. Her echo was done recently and I have attached that here.  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her echocardiogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows three heart valves have been affected, mitral regurgitation (MR), tricuspid valve regurgitation (TR) and aortic valve regurgitation (AR). Her LVEF is 38% (left ventricular ejection fraction). Her h...  Read Full »

I am concerned about my diastolic dysfunction. Please explain it.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 59 year old male. My weight is 230 kg and height is 5'11". I am suffering from high blood pressure for the last 15 years. I am taking Metoprolol and a combination of Triamterene and Hydrochlorothiazide. I had an echocardiogram before four years. It was mostly normal except for enla...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. Your report is not that bad. Most of the regurgitant lesions are very well tolerated by our body. Unless you are symptomatic like you have breathlessness or angina, etc., it is nothing to worry. Repeat your echocardiogram once every year and keep taking Meto...  Read Full »

What does ballerina foot mean?

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 am I suffering from, classic or 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 »

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