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

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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 »