Mitral Valve Regurgitation (cont.)
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What Increases Your Risk
Risk factors for mitral valve regurgitation (MR) include:
When to Call a Doctor
Call a doctor immediately if you have:
Watchful waiting is a wait-and-see approach. If you do not have symptoms of MR, your doctor will still want to see you every 6 to 12 months or as soon as you have symptoms for the first time. If your doctor has talked with you about what to do if you have symptoms, follow your doctor's instructions. Contact your doctor if your symptoms get worse.
Who to see
Health professionals who can evaluate symptoms that may be related to mitral valve regurgitation include:
They frequently can also order the tests needed for further evaluation of symptoms.
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