Does the report say how much the valves are leaking? The leaks can be anywhere from trivial to severe. Leaks that are severe are usually considered for treatment. Otherwise, depending on the nature of the leak, you may or may not be followed with serial echocardiograms.
They said both were mild. I am read that as it progresses that is when symptoms generally appear. I had chest pain and some other symptoms that made me go see a cardiologist. I have a followup appointment. I wonder how often I need to be checked to see if things have progressed.
I have had moderate mitral regurgitation for many years, and I have at least one echocardiogram per year. When I was younger, the appointments were farther apart, but now I have 1-2 echos per year. Was this your first echo?
Hope the followup appointment goes very well. Take care and keep us posted.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.