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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My echo reports shows MVP with slight MR. Please evaluate my reports and provide suggestions.

Query: Hi doctor, I had an ECG, echo, TMT, and blood tests, and all results were normal. The echo shows MVP with mild MR. Please review my reports and tell me your opinion. I am experiencing anxiety, fatigue, and unusual chest discomfort and have shed five kilograms. I have had a cough with mucus for two d...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Although you have mitral valve prolapse, there is no mitral regurgitation. But your chest CT (computed tomography) scan shows mild bronchiectasis, cau...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse and mild mitral regurgitation. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor,I have undegone electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, and treadmill tests. My echocardiogram shows mitral valve prolapse with mild mitral regurgitation. I have also undergone blood tests which came normal. I feel tired after taking the tablet Petril Beta 10 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), I can see that all the findings are in the normal range except the echocardiogram, which shows mitral valve prolapse (MVP) with mild mitral regurgitation. Your symptoms are not due to M...  Read Full »

My ECG and TMT are normal, but the echo shows MVP with mild MR. Is anxiety the cause ?

Query: Hello doctor, I have done my ECG (echocardiography), echo, TMT (treadmill test), and all blood tests. All the reports are normal. The echo showed MVP (mitral valve prolapse) with mild MR (mitral regurgitation). I feel anxious and stressed. I also have tiredness and atypical chest pain. I have lost f...  Read Full »


Dr. Gulati Ranjitsingh Awtarsingh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and saw your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I understand the anxiety you are having. All reports, including echo and ECG (echocardiography), are normal. You do not have a thing to worry about. Gradually stop all ...  Read Full »

My echo report shows MVP with mild MR. What does it suggest?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done ECG, echo, TMT, and all blood tests. All reports are normal, and my echo showing, MVP with mild MR. I feel anxiety and stress. Please check my reports and give me your opinion, sir. I am taking Petril Beta 10 tablet. And I feel atypical chest pain for anxiety. Sir, that day yo...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Read your echo (echocardiogram) report "Interpretation summary." There is no MR in your echo report. It is a good thing that there is no MR (mitral regurgitation) with MVP (mitral valve prolapse). The only thing you can do is take medicine to control heart rate and anx...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about my MVP with mild MR?

Query: Hello doctor, I have done my ECG, Echo, TMT, and all blood tests. All reports are normal, with Echo showing MVP with mild MR. I feel anxious and stressed. Please check my reports and give me your opinion. I am taking Petril Beta 10 tablets.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Except for mitral valve prolapse (MVP) with mild PR interval, nothing abnormal is mentioned in summary. Regarding this MVP with mild mitral valve regurgitation (MR), it is in the e...  Read Full »

My Echo test report shows MVP with mild MR. Is the test report fine?

Query: Hello doctor, I have undergone ECG, Echo, TMT, Blood tests, and X-ray. All the reports are normal. However, Echo shows MVP with mild MR. Currently, I am on tablet Petril Beta 10. Also, I feel tired and have lost about 6 kg of weight. Is the test report fine? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your illness. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Do not worry; you will be fine. MVP (Mitral valve prolapse) can be the reason for your tiredness but not weight loss. Do you feel breathless after a slight physical activity? Kindly...  Read Full »

My carotid duplex scan report shows a 10 % luminal area reduction on the right side. Should I be concerned about it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male and had a full body scan done with a local imaging center. My current medication includes Rosuvastatin. The report was sent back to me, and I am having a hard time deciphering whether the findings are of concern. My carotid duplex scan showed a 10 % reduction in...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Some narrowing is seen from the reports attached (attachments removed to protect the patients' identity), which is not significant. You are already on Rosuvastatin, so nothing alarming is present. The echocardiogram appears normal, but some physiological variations c...  Read Full »

My maid has a heart problem from birth. How to manage her issue?

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

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 worried about my diastolic dysfunction. Kindly help me.

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

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 »

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

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 »

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