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aaroncalvin, May 19,  2020  1:56pm EST

3 co-occurring problems: mild mitral valve regurgitation, mild aortic valve regurgitation, & left ventricle hypertrophy

Hi my heart valve disease fellow,

does anyone have in the same time these 3 disorders ?

1.mild mitral valve regurgitation,  

2.mild aortic valve regurgitation, &

3. left ventricle hypertrophy , LVH

my heart dr said nope a big heart after touching my ribs; and commented nope a problem after listening both my front n back with his stethoscope. however he orders two tests for me, ukttasound image n a treadmill test.

does anyone have any similar disease experience? multi-valvular disease n LVH? 

i am really worried because i could not breath on a night in the middle of february. 

i have a long list of other diseases ...ankylosing spondylitis, asthma, adhd, depression, anxiety.hepatitis B too.

for your advice, sharing your experience, please 

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  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, May 20,  2020  8:59am EST

    Good morning, I am so sorry that you are having to manage this. I do not know the right medical answers for you, but it sounds like you need to talk to your doctor more and get better responses. Or, if you feel that person is the correct doctor to manage your care, get a new cardiologist. Part of successful treatment is a good relationship with your medical team. 

    I can also share all of the information we have on heart valve diseases and treatments.  Please let us know how things with your tests and what you choose to do. Best Katie

  • AmbassadorMR
    AmbassadorMR, May 25,  2020  12:02pm EST

    Hi and welcome to the support site. Let us know once you have had the tests that your doctor has ordered. Shortness of breath (with exercise or during the night) is often a symptom with heart valve disease. You list several other health conditions that could also cause this shortness of breath at night so it will be important to determine what the source might be. The ultra-sound of your heart will help your doctor see the size of your left ventricle and what treatment may be needed.

    All the best to you as you seek your answers and let us know if we can be of help to support you once you have your test results.

    Very Best Regards,


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