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What are complications of mitral valve regurgitation?

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Severe regurgitation can cause blood clots, gel-like clumps that can create serious problems if they get to the lungs or brain.

The condition can also cause fluid to build up in the lungs, straining the right side of the heart.

If you have regurgitation, less blood is going to your body. Your heart works harder to make up for the shortfall. If this goes on long enough, your heart could enlarge, making it harder to pump blood and raising the risk of heart failure.

It also can lead to an irregular, or uneven, heartbeat or a stroke.

From: What is Mitral Valve Regurgitation? WebMD Medical Reference

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News release, University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Mayo Clinic, Mitral Valve Regurgitation, “Overview,” “Diagnosis,” “Treatment.”

Northwestern Medicine, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute: “Mitral Valve Regurgitation, Stenosis, and Prolapse.”

Columbia University Medical Center: “Mitral Regurgitation.”

National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.

Texas Heart Institute.

American Heart Association.

Heikkinen, J. , September 2005.  Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

SOURCES:

News release, University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Mayo Clinic, Mitral Valve Regurgitation, “Overview,” “Diagnosis,” “Treatment.”

Northwestern Medicine, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute: “Mitral Valve Regurgitation, Stenosis, and Prolapse.”

Columbia University Medical Center: “Mitral Regurgitation.”

National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.

Texas Heart Institute.

American Heart Association.

Heikkinen, J. , September 2005.  Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

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