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Old 11-20-2004, 07:38 AM   #1
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mitro valve regurgatation?

can anyone help me on this. what is it? what treatment is available and what can be the cause? i just spoke to the nurse at my docs office and my echo cardiagram showed a mild mitro valve regurgatation. thanks

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Old 11-24-2004, 11:11 AM   #2
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Re: mitro valve regurgatation?

Hi, it is a back flow of blood between the pumping chamber. It means that the valve does not close properly which allows blood to leak back. Usually, no treatment is needed if the regurgitation is mild, but if the leak is severe, a surgery to replace the valve is needed. Your doctor might tell you whether you need antibiotics before any dental procedures, surgery. It is to prevent infection of the heart valves. So are you going back to your cardiologist?

Old 11-25-2004, 06:27 AM   #3
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Re: mitro valve regurgatation?

i haven't been back to the dr. since the nurse called me with the results. she said it was mild and no treatment for now. i am awaiting my blood work results which i should have on monday. i was tested for lyme and was wondering if a lyme infection could be the cause?

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