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Living With Mitral Regurgitation

While discussing treatment options with your provider, it is important for you to monitor yourself for the signs and symptoms of worsening mitral regurgitation.

The goal is to keep you out of the hospital by preventing fluid from building up in your lungs. Fluid buildup will make you feel tired, sluggish, and short of breath. You may even have a hard time breathing at night. Some people must sleep upright or propped up with pillows if they retain too much fluid in their lungs.

All together, these symptoms are called congestive heart failure (CHF). If you notice any of them, call your provider at once.

If you find that you suddenly cannot breathe at all, then call 911 for help.