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Can mitral vavle regurgitation be worse depending on position?

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I've been diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse and regurgitation. The doctor doing the echo said it was only minor, and I don't need surgery, just meds for the arrhythmia it's causing.
However, when arrhythmia is not the only thing I'm experiencing. I feel quite the discomfort and dizziness when I lay heavily towards my left side/chest. My question is, it is possible that the regurgitation is much more severe than what appeared in the echo due to not resting heavily on my left/chest, but more on my backside position I was in while doing the test?
Or does it not change according to position, and I'm only noticing the symptoms more due to laying on my left side?
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replied May 15th, 2017
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

You didnt specify whether the MVP was associated with significant progression of MR. Repeat echo can be sought if there is more discomfort in a certain position which you feel exacerbates the symptoms. If there is no significant regurgitation then no intervention is necessary and repeat echo can be done in 2 to 3 years time.

Wishing you best of health


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