Most cases of mitral valve leakage are benign, but the condition can lead to heart failure if it is not treated, as reported by Some cases require heart surgery. More »

The symptoms of a leaky heart valve can include rapid heartbeat, fatigue, lightheadedness and palpitations, WebMD says. In severe cases, a leaky heart valve can cause fluid retention in the body, especially the legs, and... More »

Exercising with a leaky heart valve should begin with light activities, such as walking or swimming. Any high-exertion activities or contact sports should be cleared by a doctor before participating as they can further d... More »

Doctors can use coughing to help diagnose a heart condition because lung congestion is a symptom of heart failure, according to WebMD. The cough does not go away and is often accompanied by white or pinkish bloody mucus,... More »

The best course of treatment for chronic systolic heart failure is a combination of medications, such as beta blocks, fixing the underlying condition, such as by surgically repairing a faulty valve, and the installation ... More »

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 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 »