Straight from the heart.
Stop telling yourself "it is what it is" and do something about your mitral regurgitation (MR).
1 in 10
Mitral regurgitation is the most common type of heart valve disorder. In fact, 1 in 10 people aged 75 and older have moderate or severe MR.1
Even if you are not experiencing symptoms, people with primary MR are at higher risk of sudden cardiac deathâat least 10 times higher than average. 2
In a recent survey, almost 50% of people with primary MR who had symptoms did not get referred for surgery. Make sure to discuss all available options with your doctor. 3
Most people are unaware that there is an option to repair your mitral valve that does not involve open-heart surgery.
Taking an active role in managing your MR is critical for successful treatment.
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References: 1. Nkomo VT, Gardin JM, Skelton TN, Gottdiener JS, Scott CG, Enriquez-Sarano M. Burden of valvular heart diseases: a population-based study. Lancet. 2006;368(9540):1005-1011. 2. Otto CM. Timing of surgery in mitral regurgitation. Heart. 2003;89(1):100-105. 3. Mirabel M, Iung B, Baron G, et al. What are the characteristics of patients with severe, symptomatic, mitral regurgitation who are denied surgery? Eur Heart J. 2007;28(11):1358-1365.