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What kinds of medications treat mitral valve regurgitation?

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Medicine cannot reverse mitral valve regurgitation, but it can treat many of the symptoms it causes and can be used if the leakage isn’t too bad. Some options are:

  • Diuretics that help reduce the buildup of fluids in the body and swelling in the legs and feet
  • Blood thinners to prevent with clots
  • Beta blockers that help control your heart rate
  • Hypertension drugs to keep your blood pressure stable

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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