Patient discussion about mitralization

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Q. what do you do with a broken heart?

I HAD A ECHO DONE THIS WEEK AND CONCLUSION WAS: 1)SEVERE MIRTAL REGURGITATION WITH LEFT ATRIAL DILATATION 2)LOW NORMAL LV FUNCTION CHEST X RAY IMPRESSION WAS: 1)NORMAL SIZE HEART WITH PROMINENT LEFT HEART BORDER. 2)PROMINENT MARKINGS WITH PROMINENT CHANGES. 3)THE BONES ARE OSTEOPENIC. BLOOD TEST....CHEMISTRY B TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE HIGH 260
A1The left atrial dilatation is likely the cause of the elevated beta natriuretic peptide. A cardiologist should be able to talk with you about dealing with the mitral valve regurgitation.
A2about the osteoporosis- there are more then one medication that can help you. another thing that can help is exercise, nothing too severe, as you mentioned- you have heart problems. try walking 30 minutes a day, yoga, things like that will help slowing the osteoporosis. about the heart, it's in a normal size so i'm guessing not a lot of trouble with blood pressure but the mitral regurgitation- here is some info about that:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mitral-valve-regurgitation/DS00421
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