Confirm the severity of mitral valve leakage
seen on an echocardiogram.
coronary artery disease before valve repair or
replacement surgery. If severe blockage is seen in the coronary arteries, the
blockage may be corrected during the same open-heart surgery to correct the
How often you see your
doctor and what tests are done will be determined by how severe your chronic
mitral valve regurgitation is.
Monitoring chronic mitral valve regurgitation
Severity of mitral regurgitation
Suggestions for monitoring and tracking
See a doctor annually for a
Let your doctor know if you have symptoms in between
See a doctor annually.
your doctor know if you have symptoms in between visits.
Have a physical exam and
echocardiogram every 6–12 months.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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