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What are treatments for mitral valve regurgitation?

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If you have a really mild case, you might need no treatments at all. Your doctor will still want to keep a watchful eye on you with regular checkups.

Medications can’t actually fix a valve problem, but they can target other things that make regurgitation worse. Drugs called diuretics (or “water pills”) can lessen fluid buildups. Blood thinners can help prevent clots. You can take something if you have high blood pressure, which makes regurgitation worse.

In tougher cases, you might need an operation.

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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