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What are the types of mitral valve regurgitation?

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There are two types of mitral valve regurgitation: chronic and acute. A chronic case develops slowly, and you may not even notice symptoms at first. Signs of the condition slowly get worse over time. An acute case comes on quickly and can be life-threatening. Your doctor will want to take fast action.

SOURCES:

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

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

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 22, 2020

SOURCES:

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

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

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 22, 2020

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