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Forum Name: Valvular Heart Diseases

Question: Running and Mitral/Tricuspid Regurgitation

 jenny - Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:04 am

Dear Doctor:

I have been diagnosed with mild to moderate mitral/tricuspid prolapse/regurgitation. I am a short/long distance runner and was wondering if running, especially long distances, is good or bad for a heart in this condition, generally speaking. Thanks.
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:10 pm

User avatar Dear Jenny,

You have not mentionned what was your heart function on the echocardiogram i assume you had for them to be able to have this diagnosis.

More important is why did you have this echocardiogram to begin with. Where you complaining of anything? You are young and appear otherwise healthy as you mentionned.

If you have not had any trouble with running like shortness of breath, dizziness, near fainting, chest pains, palpitations that are new to you, i think it is ok to practice long distance running on a condition that you be checked every year at the most with an echocardiogram and you report any new onset symptoms to your doctor.

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

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.


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