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Can mitral valve regurgitation cause fatigue and shortness of breath?

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Mitral valve regurgitation might cause fatigue and shortness of breath. The blood coming through the left side of your heart fuels your body, bringing oxygen from your lungs to your cells. If some of that blood is flowing back into the heart instead, you might end up feeling tired or lightheaded, particularly if you’ve been active. In severe cases, you can find yourself feeling tired or short of breath even when you’re at rest.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association. “Problem: Mitral Valve Regurgitation,” “What Is Echocardiography?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine. “Heart Valve Diseases.”

Columbia University Medical Center: “Mitral regurgitation.”

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

Harvard Health Publications: “Skipping a beat -- the surprise of heart palpitations.”

MyHeart.Net: Mitral Regurgitation.

NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. “How Is Mitral Valve Prolapse Diagnosed?”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

SOURCES:

American Heart Association. “Problem: Mitral Valve Regurgitation,” “What Is Echocardiography?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine. “Heart Valve Diseases.”

Columbia University Medical Center: “Mitral regurgitation.”

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

Harvard Health Publications: “Skipping a beat -- the surprise of heart palpitations.”

MyHeart.Net: Mitral Regurgitation.

NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. “How Is Mitral Valve Prolapse Diagnosed?”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

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