I am 27 years old, in very good physical condition and was just told by my PCP that I have 2 heart valves that are "slightly" leaky. The cardiologist called these leaks "not impressive". This conclusion was reached after I had an echocardiogram. The reason I initially saw my PCP was for what felt like palpatations in my chest and slight chest discomfort. He heard a murmur so I was sent for the echo. I must say this news is fairly worrisome because I am so young and in such good health otherwise. Should I be worried? My PCP tried to reassure me that this is a mild condition and the only thing I need to do as of now, is to have another echo in 1 to 2 years to check on the valves. My questions are: is this something that could go away due to the fact that it is mild, or will I have it forever and could it potentially get worse? How often should I follow up with this? Are there medications I should be taking now, even though my my symptoms aren't bad, to prevent progression? Should I still maintain my exercise routine of running almost every day? Also, do you think I should get a second opinion?