Trivial mitral and tricuspid regurgitation - check in the future?

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I'm 70 years old.  After a heart murmur was discovered during a pre-op assessment, I had an echocardiogram.  This showed trivial mitral and tricuspid regurgiation and some thickening fo the leaflets.  I was told everything was fine and the trapeziectomy is going ahead.

So, all good, but the murmur and subsequent echo result has left me a little unsure.  Can anyone tell me if this slight valve regurgitation needs any kind of check in the years to come?  It all came as very much a surprise to me.  

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    Hi there,

    My mum was diagnosed with heart murmur several years ago.She is 85 now and just taking amlodipine for her hypertension, however sheis suffering from ankle and leg edema which is being monitored and she was prescribed furusemide (diuretic).She didn't have any heart procedures done.

    Praying things will work out fine for you as well as with my mom.

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      Thank you for your reply.  I take medication for hypertension myself.  I hope your mum continues to keep well and the medication helps her.
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    My murmur was discovered after a cough I had for 2 years , my lung consultant listened to my heart with a stethoscope and there it was!! Could have had it since birth. Mine had to be repaired or replaced and while waiting I has awful coughing fits at night bringing u fluid
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    Oops! Posted too soon! Anyway just to say I had a repair 3 years ago and feel fine. To be honest I felt fine before the op as hadn't had breathlessness or any symptoms apart from the cough.. As yours is only slight they obviously don't feel it needs attention so try not to worry. If they thought it needed to be sorted they would have referred you. I would say though that maybe a regular echocardiogram would be good just so they can keep an eye on you. I have one every year to check everything is ok. 

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      Thank you Linda.  It's good to know that your valve has been repaired successfully.  I'm sure you're right that they would have referred me if there had been a big problem, but I do think a check - maybe a regular echocardiogram - would be a good idea. I don't have any symptoms either, at the moment.   I've made an appointment to see my GP and will discuss it with him.  Thanks again.

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    4 years ago I had an aortic valve replacement. All fine. Apparently it is seated well and working well. I now have a leaky tricuspid valve which medics won't operate on as it would be too dangerous. They are talking of medication to help with the problem. I am already on digoxin, warfarin and water tablets. Is anyone else on medication for leaky tricuspid?

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