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Questions to Ask

If you've been diagnosed with mitral valve regurgitation, there are several key questions that you should ask your cardiologist during your next visit. These questions will ensure that you and your doctor have discussed your major risk factors so that you can become or stay as healthy as possible.

  • What is mitral valve regurgitation?
  • How do I know if I have mitral valve regurgitation? Are there symptoms I should watch for?
  • How common is mitral valve regurgitation?
  • Is mitral valve regurgitation associated with other diseases?
  • Does mitral valve regurgitation require treatment? If so, when?
  • What are the treatment options for mitral valve regurgitation?
  • Does mitral valve regurgitation make having other valve defects more likely?
  • How often should I follow up with my cardiologist or primary care physician for mitral valve regurgitation?
  • How is mitral valve regurgitation monitored over time?
  • What is the risk of mitral valve regurgitation if it is not corrected?