Mitral Valve Regurgitation Life Expectancy: How Long Can You Live With It?

Mitral regurgitation is a reversal of blood flow from the left ventricle (LV) to the left atrium (LA).

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Table of Contents

Causes

Signs and symptoms

symptoms includes:

  •  Dyspnea
  •  Fatigue 
  •  Palpitation
  • Edema, ascites
  • Urination, excessive at night.
  • coughing
  • Congestion around the heart and lungs.

Mitral valve regurgitation life expectancy

The long-term survival of mitral valve regurgitation patients is with five years. But if the patient undergoes successful surgery, then he can live life as a general population.

Here is a complete guide on: Mitral Valve Stenosis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Diagnosis

  • Chest X-ray
  • ECG
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiac catheterization

Management

Medical management

  • Vasodilators. E.g. nitroprusside.
  • Diuretics
  • ACE inhibitors. 

Surgical management

  • Intra aortic balloon pump.

Conclusion

In most cases, mitral valve regurgitation is not severe.
However, over time the condition may worsen and may experience its symptoms.

Anyone who does not feel any pain in the chest and experiences symptoms should report it to the doctor and change your lifestyle.

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