Mitral Valve Regurgitation Also called: Mitral Regurgitation (MR)

Signs and Symptoms


People often can have mild or moderate mitral regurgitation without any signs or symptoms. As the condition worsens, people can develop:

  • Heart murmur 
  • Shortness of breath — especially when lying down
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Heart palpitations
  • Chest pain

Please call your provider if you have any of these symptoms.

Teamwork among patients, providers, valve teams, and nurses can help manage your valve condition. 

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Published: August 2018
Medical Contributors: Nicole Carlson, PA-C; Roseanne Palmer, MSN; Laura Ross, PA-C, AACC; Amy E. Simone, PA-C, AACC; Michael Young, MD
Editorial Team Lead: Priya Kohli, MD, FACC
CardioSmart Editor-in-Chief: Martha Gulati, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FASPC

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