Mitral regurgitation:

Mitral regurgitation (or “MR”) is a disease that affects the mitral valve, the valve or the doors that separates the two left sided chambers. Proper functioning of such valves is very essential for us. Mitral valve allows the blood to flow forward from left atrium to the left ventricle which then ejects the blood to all organs of the body through the great vessel called aorta. If there is a problem with mitral valve, then it may start leaking or narrowing. Narrowed / stenosed mitral valve problem is uncommon in developed countries, while leaking mitral valve problem is common. In mitral regurgitation, the blood enters back into left atrium instead of getting into aorta. This leads to the following symptoms to the patient.

Symptoms of Mitral Regurgitation

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • Swelling in your legs