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Had ECG. Results were mild mistral, tricuspid regurgitation. Sclerotic aortic valve changes. Is it normal?

I am a 56 year old male. Had Echocardiogram results were Mild mitral reguritation, mild tricuspid reguritation and mild sclerotic aortic valve changes without diminished excursion. My doctors didn t mention it as they didn t seem to think it was important. Should I be worried, health insurance company denied insurance because of this. Thank You
Asked On : Fri, 31 Aug 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hell and welcome to HCM,

The ECG changes do not signify a disease perse but they are degenerative changes associated with increasing age.
Thus, you cannot get an insurance claim on the basis of these findings.
To explain in simple words, the heart is divided into right and left parts.
Each part has two chambers. Smaller one is called atrium and the bigger one is called ventricle.
The blood flows from atrium to ventricle to greatvessels- aorta in left heart and pulmonary artery in right heart.
Aorta supplies blood to entire body and pulmonary artery carries blood to lungs for oxygenation.
The atria and ventricles communicated with each other via valves called tricuspid valve in right heart and mitral valve in left heart.
Normally, blood floes in one direction without any backflow.
Any abnormality of the valves will cause backflow.
This is exactly what is happening with your valves but the regurgitation or backflow is mild, so no symptoms will be produced.
Secondily, there is sclerotic sub aortic valve.
Sclerosis is stiffening of the valves.
Currently it is asymtomatic.
All these changes are age related and not any disease process.

Thanks and take care.
Dr Shailja P Wahal

Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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