What Are the Symptoms of Mitral Valve Prolapse Regurgitation?

Q:
What are the symptoms of mitral valve prolapse regurgitation?

A:

  • Mild mitral regurgitation may not have any symptoms.
  • When regurgitation is severer, a person may have palpitation, especially when lying on the left side.
  • If regurgitation is severe enough, the heart may enlarge to maintain forward flow of blood, causing heart failure (when the heart does not pump enough blood to the body).

This may produce symptoms ranging from shortness of breath during exertion, coughing, congestion around the heart and lungs, swelling of the legs and feet.

Please consult your doctor as soon as possible once you develop any of these symptoms.

 

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