Skip to Content
Home > Wellness > Health Library > Mitral Valve Regurgitation: Severity
A crucial step in the diagnostic process is determining how serious
your case of
mitral valve regurgitation (MR) is, because treatment
depends largely on severity. At a minimum, your doctor will use an
echocardiogram to gauge the condition of your mitral
valve. And depending on your situation, your doctor may need
more information and extra diagnostic tests.
To find out the severity of your MR, your doctor will look
Also important is:
It is important to remember that the ejection fraction (EF) and end
systolic dimension (ESD) are not the final judges in determining the severity
of your condition. Your doctor will use these measurements, as well as the
others noted above and your symptoms, to determine the severity of your
November 29, 2011
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
Genesis HealthCare System | 1-800-322-4762