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What is mitral valve regurgitation?

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This is when some of your blood flows the wrong way through a valve in your heart. It may not slow you down, especially if you have a mild case.

One way to manage mitral valve regurgitation is to stay as healthy as possible. Exercise, eat a healthy diet, see you doctor regularly, among other things. Medications and surgery also may help.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “When Leaky Valves Are at the Heart of the Problem.”

Columbia University Medical Center: “About the Heart.”

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

American Heart Association: “Heart Valve Problems and Disease.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “How Is Heart Valve Disease Treated?”

American College of Cardiology: “Mitral Valve Regurgitation.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “When Leaky Valves Are at the Heart of the Problem.”

Columbia University Medical Center: “About the Heart.”

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

American Heart Association: “Heart Valve Problems and Disease.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “How Is Heart Valve Disease Treated?”

American College of Cardiology: “Mitral Valve Regurgitation.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

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