Heart Disease Community
"Moderate" Mitral Regurgitation
About This Community:

Join others with Heart Disease and get guidance and support. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

"Moderate" Mitral Regurgitation

I recently had a stress echo done. These were the results:

1.) Normal stress echocardiogram with normal hyperdynamic LV response to stress.
2.) Normal LV chamber size and systolic function with an EF estimated at 55-60%
3.) There is moderate mitral and tricuspid regurgitation (2+). Pulmonary artery systolic pressure is within normal range.
4.) There is normal antegrade flow across all cardiac valves.
5.) Resting BP was 118/72; peak blood pressure was 158/76.

He did not seem concerned with the regurgitation and said I did not need antibiotics. However, from what I understand, 2+ means valve repair is necessary?
Related Discussions
11 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
367994 tn?1304957193
I have had moderate to severe MVR for more than 5 years and no symptoms that are related to valve insufficiency....valve repair or replace isn't necessary based on 2+ if there isn't any physiological pathology such as an increase in left ventricle dimension, atria enlargement, increased pressures, etc.

For many years antibiotics were recommended for some dental procedures, but about a year ago AAC/AHA no longer take that position, however, there are some dentists that may insist on antibiotics before doing a procedure..  
Blank
Avatar n tn
Add'l info: I am 24 years old.
Blank
367994 tn?1304957193
Has the underlying cause for the valve disorder been discussed?  Has there been an infection?  Is the problem congenital?  Is the disorder mitral valve prolapse?.  
Blank
Avatar n tn
No infection. I think it is prolapse.
Blank
367994 tn?1304957193
Many individuals have MVP, and it doesn't progress.  Probably want to periodically check it out.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar universal
Blank
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
Avatar universal
Blank
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
4522800 tn?1459192030
Blank
VICourageous commented on stilltrying1965's status
May 29
Avatar universal
Blank
JCB1606 cautiously optimistic Comment
May 27
4522800 tn?1459192030
Blank
VICourageous commented on cast out
May 26
Heart Disease Community Resources