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A chest X-ray may be done to evaluate heart size and to assess symptoms of MR, such as shortness of breath. Calcium deposits on the heart valves may sometimes be seen on a chest X-ray.
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test may be done to see how well the heart is pumping blood and to check how severe the MR is.
Cardiac catheterization may be done to confirm the severity of mitral valve leakage seen on an echocardiogram.
How often you see your doctor and what tests are done will be determined by how severe your chronic mitral valve regurgitation is.
Severity of mitral regurgitation
How often you should have an echocardiogram
Every 3 to 5 years
Every 1 to 2 years
At least every 6 to 12 months
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