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Question: echo follow up?


 debih2 - Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:52 pm

I had an echo, dr found murmur results showed trivial regurgitation. I guess my anxiety comes from the fact that all the sudden she notices it everytime i have an exam, does this mean its gotten worse? I'm 32 and I just find it strange it was never noticed before. What is the follow up procedure? I was told I don't need to do any follow-up and no prophylaxis before dental or other procedures. Can this condition get worse over time?
 Dr. Wafaa Abdel-Hadi - Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:28 pm

Dear Debih2,

WHat do you notice when you have an exam...i didn't get that? in other words...what went wrong that made you do an echo?!
many normal/healthy people have trivial valve regurgitation.......so you don't need follow up or prophylaxis...although dentists always give antibiotics prior to dental extraction...whether you have a heart problem or not ...so don't worry about that :wink:

Best regards,

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