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Forum Name: Valvular Heart Diseases

Question: Need treatment? trace mitral/mild tricuspid regurgitation

 Trinity - Sat Jul 31, 2004 10:47 pm

I have been complaining of chest pain and upper right abdominal pain for a couple of years. Was told it was anxiety and gallblader....finally I "told" a doctor to try an echocardiogram. I got a copy from the hospital. The results listed below. What would you tell a patient from these results and what kind of treatment would be recommended? I am so ill from this I have missed 20 days of work YTD and am not doing much at home (36 yr female/married/4 kids/work full time):

LVID ED 5.06
Wall Thickness IVS .8 Posterior .7
LA dimension 3.66
Aortic Root 2.33

Left/Right ventricle appears normal
Left/Right atrium appears normal
Mitral/Aortic/Tricuspid vales appear normal

Summary: 1. Preserved left ventricular function with estimated ejection fraction of 65%
2. Trace mitral regurgitation is present
3. Mild tricuspid regurgitation is present with estimated pulmonary artery systolic pressure of 28 mmhg

Appreciate any educated help!
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Sun Aug 01, 2004 6:09 pm

User avatar Dear Trinity,

This appears to be a normal echocardiogram.

These are findings often found in normal healthy subjects and you don't need to worry about it and you don't need to be treated for anything.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.


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