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mitral valve vegetation

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
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

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Left heart: The mitral valve is located between the left atrium and the left ventricle in the heart.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Strader
21 years experience Cardiology
Backflow: The mv prevents blood from backing up into the lungs during left ventricular contraction.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Prevents backflow: It prevents blood from going backwards from the left ventricle to the left atrium with each beat of the heart.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Missing Data: Some important data are missing before i can say normal.What is pa pressure. What about lv function etc. If they r normal then only i can comment o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Rarel: Mitral valve prolapse can cause palpitations, shortness of breath, or chest pain but isi seldom fatal. If the valve is leaking severely or if it gets ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
HCM: Not sure what you're asking. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy in series with a bicuspid aortic valve has a potential for real trouble if the bi ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Minor abnormalities: Though they need to be followed to see if they worsen. Your cardiologist is your best resource
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes: Like most conditions it is part inherited tendancy and part environment.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Mitral vlve prolapse can lead to mitral regurgitation of significance in rare cases, diseases of the left heart can produce mitral regurgitation of ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Very small leak: The mitral valve prevents blood from flowing backwards out of the main pumping chamber of the heart (left ventricle). When a valve leaks we call this ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Backflow: The mitral valve is the between the left atrium and the left ventricle. As the left ventricle fills with blood, the blood in the left ventricle starts ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
No: Normal wear n tear given HTN.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Marvit
56 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: They are two separate entities and may coexist but generally are not causative of one another.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
The question is ???: A statement with a question mark is not really a question. You need to state some basic information and formulate a clear question related to the info ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
NO.: Aortic valve replacement in a patient with a bicuspid aortic valve may require repair of an ascending aortic aneurysm if present. Although valves are ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Doubtful: not likely. Get periodic medical exam.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: Sometimes surgery can correct depending on your general health status.
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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: Some people with mitral valve prolapse are more prone to get palpitations when under stress or with stimulants ( alcohol or caffeine or pseudoephedrin ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Could be but unlikel: Depends on your age and your past medical history.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Had a cath?: The echo says there might be a structural abnormality of the aortic valve and a leak of the mitral valve with resultant dilation of left atrium. If yo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Narrowing: This is a narrowing of the valve opening usually caused by rheumatic fever. It eventually leads to respiratory symptoms and heart failure. Fortunatel ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Birth defect: It's abnormal tissue composing the mitral valve from birth. Myxomatous tissue is thickened, exuberant, and stretches - thus doesn't provide proper sup ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Mitral valve prolaps: The exact cause of mitral valve prolapse (mvp) isn't known. Most people who have the condition are born with it. Mvp tends to run in families.
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