Everyone has valve leakage?

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Ive recently been feeling a wet feeling on my chest, like a dripping, and getting chest pain. I had an echocardiogram about a month ago, and I was told it was fine but also that I had slight leakage, to which I was told everyone has some leakage? Is this true?, they gave the results as negative on the echo. What could this be if not this, I have a cardiac event monitor. My hearts been doing some weird things, that they dont know why at this point, I suspect its neurological.

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    Josh I have been told that I have a couple of leaky valves also and told not to be concerned about. I have enough other cardio issues to deal with so I have taken that advice, but I do get antibiotics when having any dental procedures done just in case. For infection protection of the valves. What neurologic condition do you think is affecting your heart? Thanks,
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      Hi---I am in the states & it seems they have gotten away from using antibiotics with dental procedures.  I have mitral valve prolapse & my cardiologist said it was not necessary to take the antibiotics for dental work.   I think in the past there was a misuse of antibiotics.  Maybe it depends on your heart condition.?
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      Hi marie04645

      There are certain types of dental procedures that DO need Antibiotic before Dental Procedures which is included in the American Heart Association and in this link maybe useful http://www.uptodate.com/contents/antibiotics-before-procedures-beyond-the-basics

      If for instance you have a Mitral Repair with Annuloplasty Ring (prosthetic material) this is in the High Risk catergory which most Surgeons would agree need the antibiotic cover before Dental procedures, Clean Scale Polish and extraction as the in the Surgeons are in frontline of surgery for Endocarditis. But i agree ,It does, like you say depend on your heart condition.

      I would say check with your Surgeon .

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    Hi joshrandall14,

            It depends some leaks are quite normal, trivial- moderate -and severe need to be evaluated to see whether you would need treatment  .Did you have your heart checked by your GP with a Stethoscope?

    I was misdiagnosed as the GP used an ECG for palpitations which was fine but failed to check my heart  with a Stethoscope on furthers tests, from my persistance, on wanting to seeing another GP this GP found a Murmur with severe Mitral Regurgitation  leading to Surgery and Mitral Valve Repair. Be persistant in seeing another GP, if needs be, and get a report from the Cardiologist to confirm your result. Or Maybe see another GP and Cardiologist.

    Good Luck


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