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Ive been diagnosed with billowing...

Ive been diagnosed with billowing mitral valve after being sent to hospital due to chest pain, shortness of breath and constant fatigue. I had the echo ultra sound and day hospital where they put dye into your heart. my discharge letter says MV to be checked every 3-5 years. Should I be worried?

Dr. Lance Nicholas Forbat
Dr. Lance Nicholas Forbat Cardiologist, Internist Bristol
I agree however, if you are still breathless exercising and there is no other cause such as asthma or obesity, the cardiologist should put you through an exercise test and repeat the ECHO to see what happens when you have breathlessness. It could be due to more significant regurgitation, when the heart is under load and the valve ring distorts or the leaflets bow like a hammock and further apart. This results in a more severe leak and increases pressure in the lungs. The anatomy of the valve can be seen in more detail by a transopesophageal ECHO (TOE) which involves passing an endoscope with a miniturised ultrasound probe on the tip.
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