Rheumatic mitral regurgitation. Is healing possible?
Posted By Muruga on April 30, 1999 at 10:50:22
My son who is six years old was diagnosed with rheumatic fever with moderate mitral regurtitation about one year ago. He is on vasotec now because his heart enlarged at 6 month follow up. I heard from his pediatrician that one of his friend had rheumatic fever with heart problems at age 14 and murmur disappeared after 26 years. My son's cardiologist said that 70% of folks with my son's stage of the disease may be free of disease in ten years. But when I got a second opinion from another cardiologist, he says the disappearance of the murmur is unlikely and he may need valve repair sometime. I would like to know your opinion and from people who have/had rheumatic heart disease.
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