Mitral Regurgitation Blog - Page 3

By Adam Pick

“What Is The Mitral Valve Annulus?” Asks Dana

By Adam Pick on September 2, 2008

Some patients want to know EVERYTHING before their operation – the valve anatomy, the surgical process, the recovery details. Other patients want to know absolutely NOTHING about their upcoming surgery. Many say to me, “Honestly Adam, I don’t want to know a thing. The more I know, the more I will worry.”

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“Is Mitral Valve Prolapse Fatal?” Asks Herbert

By Adam Pick on August 29, 2008

Herbert, from the Philippines, just emailed me about his recent diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse. As you can read below, Herbert is questioning whether or not mitral valve prolapse is fatal.

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“Does Anyone Have Migraine Headaches & Mitral Valve Prolapse?” Asks Brenda

By Adam Pick on August 18, 2008

Brenda just emailed me an interesting question about mitral valve prolapse and headaches. She writes, “Adam – I was diagnosed with prolapsed mitral valve over ten years ago. However, I have been completely asymptomatic since then. Recently, I have had really bad headaches… They might even be migraine headaches. Do you know if that is a symptom of mitral valve prolapse?”

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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?”

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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.

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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?”

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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.”

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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?”

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“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.

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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?”

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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?”

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