Mitral Valve & Tricuspid valve regurgitation: when to see a cardiologist?

Posted by mikkeleo @mikkeleo, Apr 6, 2016

I was just diagnosised with Mitral Valve and tricuspid insufficiency. I have had symptoms of fatigue, heart flutters, lightheadness, and one time passed out. Some discomfort in my left chest side area, sharp. Not all the time. My Dr. Told me this is common and we will recheck in 5 yrs. Im nervous to wait that long. What should i do? I cant stop thinking about this.

Thank you.
Sincerely,
Mikkeleo

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@cindym1960

I have Mitral Valve Disorder and Tricuspid Regurgitation along with AFib (heart was beating almost 200 beats per min and iv med didn’t work so they shocked it back into rhythm) along with other health issues but my cardiologist says nothing is wrong with my heart… Am I just stupid or what… no meds for any heart stuff only on my thyroid med and now on Vitamin D and Calcium … All my other specialists dont listen to me either. What should I do?

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Hi cindym1960. I can’t say anything about meds for mitral valve disorder but
the tricuspid valve is another story. I take no meds for the tricuspid valve regurgitation and mine is severe. I just had a cardio version this past Thursday due to Afib. Second one in 9 months and not sure it has done the trick. I do have heart failure so take drugs for that.
Maybe a second opinion if you aren’t happy with what they’ve told you.
Good luck!
bjanderson2668

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@cindym1960

I have Mitral Valve Disorder and Tricuspid Regurgitation along with AFib (heart was beating almost 200 beats per min and iv med didn’t work so they shocked it back into rhythm) along with other health issues but my cardiologist says nothing is wrong with my heart… Am I just stupid or what… no meds for any heart stuff only on my thyroid med and now on Vitamin D and Calcium … All my other specialists dont listen to me either. What should I do?

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Thank you for your input… I hope you get better soon!

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@cindym1960

I have Mitral Valve Disorder and Tricuspid Regurgitation along with AFib (heart was beating almost 200 beats per min and iv med didn’t work so they shocked it back into rhythm) along with other health issues but my cardiologist says nothing is wrong with my heart… Am I just stupid or what… no meds for any heart stuff only on my thyroid med and now on Vitamin D and Calcium … All my other specialists dont listen to me either. What should I do?

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Thank you for your interest and merging my post.

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I'd like to invite you to join us today, Tuesday, December 4th at 12 p.m. CT for a video Q&A with Dr. Joseph Dearani, Chair, Cardiovascular Surgery, and Dr. Juan Crestanello, cardiovascular surgeon, about heart valve disease and surgical options.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/video-qa-about-heart-valve-disease-and-surgical-options/
Dr. Dearani and Dr. Crestanello will answer questions live. Post your question before and during the broadcast. You can participate in the Video Q&A on Connect by returning to the above page; the video will be shown at the top of the page.

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