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What are the complications of mitral valve regurgitation?

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You may feel tired and out of breath if you have mitral regurgitation. You might have fluid collecting in your legs and feet. This is called edema.

It can also cause high blood pressure and a buildup of fluid in your lungs.

If it’s left untreated and gets worse, regurgitation could lead to heart failure, stroke, or blood clots because the heart can’t pump enough blood to your body.

SOURCES:

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

Mokadam, N. , published online 2011. Texas Heart Institute Journal

CardioSmart: “Mitral Valve Regurgitation.”

Beaumont: “Heart & Vascular.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Valvular Heart Disease.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Heart-healthy eating,” “What Is Physical Activity,” “How Is Heart Valve Disease Treated?”

American Heart Association: “Understanding Your Heart Valve Treatment Options.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

SOURCES:

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

Mokadam, N. , published online 2011. Texas Heart Institute Journal

CardioSmart: “Mitral Valve Regurgitation.”

Beaumont: “Heart & Vascular.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Valvular Heart Disease.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Heart-healthy eating,” “What Is Physical Activity,” “How Is Heart Valve Disease Treated?”

American Heart Association: “Understanding Your Heart Valve Treatment Options.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

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