How to ward off mitral regurgitation

It's no longer thought of as an inevitable consequence of ageing
prevention is better than cure

For the first time, a strong link has been established between hypertension from an early age and mitral regurgitation.
 
A large study of 5.5 million fundamentally healthy people suggests this common and disabling valve disorder is not an inevitable consequence of ageing, as previously assumed, but may be preventable.