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Will my leaking valves get worse? 

I have leaky heart valves. I have been told that they are at moderate leakage. I have 3/4 of the symptoms of severe leakage. Will the valves get worse?

submitted by Bill from Conroe, Texas on 8/29/2013


Atasu K. Nayak, MDby Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Atasu Nayak, MD    

Thanks for the question. I do not know your echocardiogram findings. Because you have moderate leakage and symptoms, you need to follow up with your cardiologist closely. You need serial echocardiograms to monitor the leakage of your heart valve. Please consult  your cardiologist about that. 

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