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What are the symptoms of mitral regurgitation?

Symptoms of mitral regurgitation, as heart function starts decreasing, include fatigue and congestive heart failure.

The predominant symptom of mitral regurgitation is shortness of breath.

Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD
Family Practitioner
If you have mitral valve regurgitation, you may have no symptoms at all or you can have severe symptoms that send you to the emergency room. If the mitral regurgitation is severe or if you have atrial fibrillation with this heart valve condition, you might notice palpitations (a fluttering or pounding in the chest). You may be aware that sometimes your heartbeat has changed or you may have chest pains, coughing, an inability to catch your breath, and a swelling of the ankles and legs. Other symptoms of mitral valve regurgitation include lightheadedness, fatigue, heart murmur, and excessive urination.

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