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What is Trivial MR on the Echo?

Q: As per my echocardiography report the following were noted: Trivial MR, LVEF 59% and mild L.V.H. The other things are alright in the report. My BP is normal. What is wrong with my heart?

A:Trivial MR (Mitral regurgitation), Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF) 59% and mild Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH) could be present for a number of reasons and calls for no treatment. However, serial echocardiographic follow up should be done anually to make sure that this mitral regurgitation (leak in the valve) does not progressively increase. Your function of the heart is normal and LVH suggests thickening of the muscles of the heart, which could be present in any patient who has high blood pressure also, which is quite common. I think, a thorough clinical examination is certainly warranted and you must consult your cardiologist also, but theoretically everything looks to be in order.


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