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Mitral Valve Leak
Hi, I am a 38 year male. i have had MVP since early teens which doctor explained is due overgrowth during preteens. Earlier this year after consuming energy drink i noticed very fast heart beat. Couple of weeks later it became a monthly occurrence with occasional palpitations. After visit to the doctor & echo in April'06 he diagnosed Valve leak. I was prescribed Concor 5mg (morning) & Tritace 2.5mg (night). The palpitations continued occasionally. Next visit the doctor prescribed additional later afternoon medication Marevan 3mg. Yesterday after follow up echo i was informed the leak is slightly increased and there is a slight enlargement of the heart from 5.5 to 6 ( i didn't understand it) He has asked to continue the medication and advised valve repair surgery. Currently i face a little breathing difficulty if i climb stairs. Cough is occasional. Is the surgery required? Natural remedy? Should the medication continue
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Valve leaks. Can be managed for years and decades w medications. They notoriously required operation also. Valve repair done by a capable surgeon can go a long way but valve replacement is easier to do. So more specifics can help decide whether u need surgery or not. These minor findings can be controlled w medicines. U maybe under medicated now. You do need a holter Bec you have also not been though roughly investigated.
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