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regurgitation

 [re-ger″jĭ-ta´shun]
1. a backward flowing; see also backflow and reflux.
aortic regurgitation backflow of blood from the aorta into the left ventricle, owing to insufficiency of the aortic valve; it may be chronic or acute.
mitral regurgitation backflow of blood from the left ventricle into the left atrium, owing to insufficiency of the mitral valve; it may be acute or chronic, and is usually due to mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, or a complication of cardiac dilatation.
pulmonic regurgitation backflow of blood from the pulmonary artery into the right ventricle, owing to insufficiency of the pulmonic valve.
tricuspid regurgitation backflow of blood from the right ventricle into the right atrium, owing to imperfect functioning (insufficiency) of the tricuspid valve.
valvular regurgitation backflow of blood through the orifice of one of the heart valves owing to imperfect closing of the valve (valvular insufficiency); see aortic, mitral, pulmonic, and tricuspid regurgitation.

re·gur·gi·ta·tion

(rē-gŭr'ji-tā'shŭn),
1. A backward flow, as of blood through an incompetent valve of the heart.
2. The return of gas or small amounts of food from the stomach.
[L. regurgitatio (see regurgitate)]

regurgitation

Cardiology The backflow of blood across an incompetent valve. See Aortic regurgitation, Mitral regurgitation. Cf GERD, Reflux.

re·gur·gi·ta·tion

(rē-gŭr'ji-tā'shŭn)
1. A backward flow, as of blood through an incompetent valve of the heart.
2. Synonym(s): vomiting.
[L. regurgitatio]

regurgitation

See REFLUX.

Regurgitation

Flow of material back up the esophagus and into the throat or lungs.

re·gur·gi·ta·tion

(rē-gŭr'ji-tā'shŭn)
1. A backward flow.
2. Return of gas or small amounts of food from the stomach.
[L. regurgitatio]

Patient discussion about regurgitation

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

A. The 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.

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