The treatment for mitral valve regurgitation, a condition in which blood flow leaks backward into the heart because the mitral valve does not close tightly enough, is surgical repair or replacement of the valve, explains... More »

Not all leaky heart valves require treatment, but medication and surgery can be treatment options for those that do. Doctors usually recommend surgery for severely leaking aortic heart valves and degenerating mitral hear... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

The symptoms of a leaking mitral valve include fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid heartbeat and light-headedness, notes MedlinePlus. A leaking mitral valve may also cause coughing and excessive night ur... More »

Symptoms of mild leaking in the mitral valve include shortness of breath, fatigue, heart palpitations and swelling around the ankles, says Mayo Clinic. Patients may experience a heart murmur, which is the turbulent flow ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

Mitral valve disease is a condition in which the valve situated between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart has a defect. A mitral valve that does not work properly can be the result of three common problems,... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

The procedure for repairing a mitral valve clip is a nonsurgical treatment for mitral regurgitation that routes a small clip, called a MitraClip, through the femoral vein to the heart, reports the University of Alabama a... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

Aortic valve stenosis occurs when the aortic valve narrows and obstructs blood flow from the heart into the aorta and onward to the rest of the body, explains Mayo Clinic. Treatment options include medication and surgery... More »