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 that from happening? I am 42 years old.
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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 including physical exercises.
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