Please, someone inform me better. Regurgitation valves ?

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   Posted 1/20/2016 3:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I posted a previous post about finding out I have tricuspid valve regurgitation. I just found out along with that, I also have mitral valve regurgitation. I'm 23 years old, 35 weeks pregnant and went in because of palpitations. I wore a 48 hour halter monitor and honestly I felt palpitations and even wrote them down on my time sheet and they said my results came back as normal? They told me my leaky valves were very trivial and that my echo came back "good"? That's good? They also said my ejection % is 65%. They also said my heart muscle is strong. But I have anxiety so I can't get this off of my mind until I get more answers. I've talked to a couple different doctors and they say "trivial means normal. You're fine" well I don't feel normal or fine.... :-( I'm going to have two young babies. I don't understand how it happened. I called them and they told me it is not pregnancy induced and I could have possibly been born with it. My family has no history of heart disease that I know of. My grandpa actually held on so long while he was dying and brain dead because his heart was so strong. How many people have long healthy lives with this? I don't want to think about heart surgery. I'm sorry to say that in this group, I am ;-( I'm just so scared I don't know what to think and my fiancé is telling me to stop and in getting on his nerves because I've been told I'm fine. I just have a hard time believe everything will be fine. I guess I just need some reassurance .....

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   Posted 1/20/2016 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I have MVR, my grandmother also has it and she has no problems.
I think mine is what causes my PVCs.
I never knew I had MVR until April of last year.
Not sure if I've had it all my life or what.

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   Posted 1/20/2016 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lisa, you need to try to chill out & get past the anxiety. The anxiety will cause you more issues than the regurgitation will. I have this in 3 valves, which was discovered at 28 & I am now 62. I have routine echo's done just to keep an eye on things.

Enjoy those babies & stop stressing, Take care.
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   Posted 1/20/2016 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your input, Susie. It helps to hear that. I really need to stop with my anxiety. It's hard when I'm scared to take any medication because I'm pregnant. Thanks again
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