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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 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
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Left heart: In the left side of the heart between the left atrium and the left ventricle.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
different kinds: Some mitral valve thickening is due to myxomatous degeneration. This is congenital, associated with prolapse, and worsens over time. Another type is ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
26 years experience Cardiology
Yes, during systole: And, no, during diastole.
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
See below: The mitral valve regulates the inflow of the heart into the left ventricle and regulates the flow between the high chamber of the heart (atrium) and t ... Read More
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