When the stomach contents like digestive juices and some undigested food return to the mouth through the esophagus, it is known as regurgitation. It mostly happens in gastroesophageal reflux disease, acid reflux, rumination, pregnancy, certain medications, bulimia, etc. It causes heartburn, irritated throat, sour and bitter taste in the mouth, feeling of something stuck in the throat, etc. Treatment is with medications like antacids, proton pump inhibitors, and H2 blockers.

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What can be done for pulmonary regurgitation with dilated pulmonary artery?

Query: Hello doctor,My child had critical pulmonary stenosis and had balloon dilation at three months. She is now 13. She has moderate pulmonary regurgitation, her LV ejaculation fraction is 69 %. She has a mildly dilated RV and pulmonary artery. She gets breathlessness. Should I be concerned?  Read Full »

Dr. Salam Salloum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per cardiac MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the degree of pulmonary valve regurgitation is moderate at the most with only mildly dilate RV. Please be assured at this stage. However, she still needs yearly follow-ups either with an echo or anothe...  Read Full »

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