Mitral regurgitation (MR) places an extra burden on the heart and lungs, and your heart may have to work harder to function normally. In some cases, you may have mitral regurgitation but not experience any symptoms. In other cases, you may experience symptoms such as:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor to receive a thorough examination and proper diagnosis. You should also promptly seek treatment if you notice that your symptoms are getting worse—for example, if the swelling in your feet and ankles has increased or if you find it more difficult to perform daily activities such as walking up the stairs.