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Can medications help treat mitral valve regurgitation?

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This condition happens when a faulty valve in your heart lets some of your blood flow the wrong way.

No drugs can directly stop the blood from flowing back. But medicine might help with other issues it’s causing, such as high blood pressure.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “When Leaky Valves Are at the Heart of the Problem.”

Columbia University Medical Center: “About the Heart.”

Mayo Clinic. “Mitral Valve Regurgitation (Symptoms, Causes).”

American Heart Association: “Heart Valve Problems and Disease.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “How Is Heart Valve Disease Treated?”

American College of Cardiology: “Mitral Valve Regurgitation.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “When Leaky Valves Are at the Heart of the Problem.”

Columbia University Medical Center: “About the Heart.”

Mayo Clinic. “Mitral Valve Regurgitation (Symptoms, Causes).”

American Heart Association: “Heart Valve Problems and Disease.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “How Is Heart Valve Disease Treated?”

American College of Cardiology: “Mitral Valve Regurgitation.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

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