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Mitral Prolapse with minimal regurgitation and chordal elongation?

Hi all,
I am 30 years old, 1.92 cm tall and I have always been doing sports. Since I was 17 I know I have a mitral prolapse with minimal regurgitation, I take antibiotic therapy in case of operations or dental care and an echocardiogram every 2 to 3 years .
The last echocardiogram also shows "abnormal chordal elongation apparatus", while remaining minimal regurgitation ... What does it mean that it is getting worse?

Thanks and best regards,
Ale
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367994 tn?1304953593
Q: The last echocardiogram also shows "abnormal chordal elongation apparatus", while remaining minimal regurgitation ... What does it mean that it is getting worse?

>>>>>>The chordal is a hingelike cord that attaches to the leaflet (3 leaflets are 3 flaps that should close over the valve opening) and the heart muscle wall. When the cord is elongated the cord is a little to long and cord doesn't pull the leaflet enough to prevent blood flow back into the upper chamber when the lower chamber pumps blood into circulation.  

Mitral prolapse indicates the elongation and mild mitral regurgitation indicates there is some blood that backflows.  Usually considered of no medical significance and does not progress.

Thanks you for question,

Ken

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