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Mitral insufficiency means your mitral valve has problems closing. This lets blood leak back through the valve. A small amount of leaking blood rarely lead to problems. But severe cases can cause damage to the heart.
Causes may include:
Heart damage from rheumatic fever or other disease
Mitral valve prolapse
Medications may be prescribed. These help the heart work better. In severe cases, heart valve surgery may be needed to repair or replace the valve.