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Is the breathing problems due to MR?

I am a female, 56 age and diagnosed as having mild AR or aortic regurgitation. in recent years i suddenly suffer from breathing trouble particularly during night and this occurs 2-3 times in a year. I am non-diabete, 5ft-2 inch with 64 kg body weight and normal blood pressure. I have also trivial MR. ejection fraction is 66%. Is my problem due to mild MR causing congestive heart failure.
Wed, 2 Nov 2016
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Hi,
The complains you're experiencing doesn't seem due to AR. AR for having complains of breathlessness needs to be severe which doesn't seem to be, in your case , specially when your BP is normal.

you're not a diabetic patient, however at your age,coronary artery disease is a more common cause for breathlessness.

I would suggest you to get a check up with a cardiologist as having breathlessness and that too at night is not a good symptom and maybe an early sign of heart failure. (normal LVEF on 2d echo don't rule out heart failure ).

Hope you get well soon and let me know if you need any further help.in this matter.
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