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EKG showing a mild leakage in the mitral valve, have murmur. How to prevent this from getting worse?

yesterday I asked the doctor that my doctor heard a slight murmur which I never was told from my previous doctor of 12 years unfortunately he retired that I had a murmur. I was shocked to hear and was worried. I had a echocardiogram and showed I have a mild leak in my mitral valve . The doctor that answer made me feel so much better and positive. I forgot to ask him how can I prevent it from getting worse.
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,
The results of the echocardiogramme showing a mild leakage, with normal clinical and electrocardiographic findings is actually very reassuring. Even asymptomatic or normal individuals could have mild leakages. It becomes a problem only when the leakage becomes relatively too much and when clinical signs and symptoms set in.
The main thing you got to now is follow directives of your treating physician and do regular annual control cardiac ultrasound. Any unusual feeling like tiredness/cough/chest pain/breathlessness or whatever should cause you to indicate this to your family doctor.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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