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Solar Rays

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Hi I just got my echocardiogram results from last week and I don't see my cardiologist until next week. I am reading this and getting nervous. I had minimally invasive mitral valve repair 15 months ago and I had a LVEF between 55% and 65% and it is now between 40 to 45%. Also, it shows mild to moderate mitral valve regurgitation. I hope someone can share their knowledge or results and calm me down. Thank you so much.
 

Protimenow

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I can't of much help here, but I suspect that if this was an emergent problem - something that needed immediate attention - your doctor would have insisted on an immediate consultation with a cardiologist or cardiac surgeon.

Doctors (usually) don't let bad things sit too long.
 

dornole

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I’ve had mod-severe mitral regurgitation for 17 years now (developed after a repair to address mitral stenosis) with no action needed and no impact on my life whatsoever. I’m confused about what other number you’re concerned about?
 

Solar Rays

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Thank you very much for your comment on the regurgitation after your surgery. That information helps me feel better about this latest echo report. I see my cardiologist on Friday.
 

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