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Mitral valve vegetation

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
One of 4 heart valve: The mitral valve is one of the 4 heart valves found in the heart. These valves keep blood moving one direction rather than back and forth as the hear... Read More
Dr. John Burns
Cardiology 46 years experience
A fancy gate: This structure sits between the left atrium and left ventricle. It allows unidirectional flow from the atrium to the ventricle.
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Left heart: The mitral valve is located between the left atrium and the left ventricle in the heart.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Strader
Cardiology 22 years experience
Backflow: The mv prevents blood from backing up into the lungs during left ventricular contraction.
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
The heart is a pump: Moving blood by squeezing. The valves keep blood moving in the proper direction. The mitral valve prevents blood from moving backwards from the left v... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Prevents backflow: It prevents blood from going backwards from the left ventricle to the left atrium with each beat of the heart.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Mitral valve: The mitral valve has to open properly to let blood flow into the left ventricle from the atrium. If it doesn't, we call this stenosis. It has to close... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Many options: Depending on pts age as well as the characteristics of the valve, there are many options. Mitral valve repair -using the pts own valve and perhapse a ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Left ventricle: It passes thru the valve to get into the left ventricle.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Under left nipple: Well, the point of maximal impulse of the heart, that is where we feel and can see the heart contract, is called the mitral area.The sound made by the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Mitral Valve Disease: There is no one condition as mitral valve disease, but having said that, these are the common mitral valve conditions 1mitral valve prolapse inthis ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 29 years experience
Mitral valve disease: Some types of mitral valve disease is hereditary, but more accurately it may run in families. So often we see people in the same family that have the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Prevents backflow: It prevents blood from going backwards from the left ventricle into the left atrium with each heart beat.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Many reasons: There are many causes of leaking mital valves. This can include wear and tear of the valve, infection of the valve, history of rheumatic fever, dilat... Read More

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