Mitral Regurgitation Blog - Page 3
By Adam Pick
Heart Valve Flaps – What Are They? How Do They Work?
By Adam Pick on August 5, 2008
I just received a question from Laura which asks, “My mom was recently diagnosed with a mitral valve regurgitation problem. During her discussion with the cardiologist, he said that her valve flaps were not closing tightly and causing a leak. What exactly does this mean?”
Is There A Way To Naturally Reduce Mitral Valve Regurgitation?
By Adam Pick on August 2, 2008
One of the most popular forms of heart valve disease is mitral valve regurgitation. In fact, reports suggest that the mitral valve is the most commonly operated on heart valve.
Cysts In Mitral Heart Valve – Is It Common?
By Adam Pick on June 18, 2008
Yesterday, I spoke with a patient who asked me, “Are cysts in the mitral valve common? Do they require surgery to be removed?”
Great Mitral Valve Prolapse Diagram For Dave
By Adam Pick on April 29, 2008
I just received a follow-up question from Dave regarding my earlier blog about heart valve prolapse. The question reads, “Do you have a better mitral valve prolapse diagram? I still don’t understand the physical problems with a prolapse.”
Mitral Valve Leakage And Stress
By Adam Pick on March 21, 2008
My inbox is filling up with some very interesting questions. I just received a question that reads, “Is stress a symptom of mitral valve leakage?”
“What About Mitral Valve Calcification?” Asks Kara
By Adam Pick on February 16, 2008
As many of you know, I had a congenital birth defect known as a bicuspid aortic valve. After thirty-three years of opening and closing, my two-cusp aortic valve became incredibly diseased with aortic stenosis and regurgitation. Ultimately, I had aortic valve replacement and pulmonary valve replacement. Following surgery, Dr. Vaughn Starnes (my surgeon) informed me that my aortic valve was very calcified as well.
What Is The Number Of Mitral Valves In The Heart?
By Adam Pick on September 26, 2007
I just received an email asking, “What is the number of mitral valves in the heart?”
What Is The Most Commonly Operated On Heart Valve?
By Adam Pick on September 10, 2007
Is It Possible To Cure Mitral Valve Prolapse?
By Adam Pick on August 23, 2007
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Do Other Patients Back Pain And Mitral Valve Prolapse?
By Adam Pick on August 18, 2007
There are a number of symptoms for mitral valve prolapse as I have written about in a prior blog. However, I just received an email asking, “Can you have back pain with mitral valve prolapse?”