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Which is non rheumatic mitral valve disease, unspecified?

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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 to keep the blood flowing toward the body, if it doesn't we call this regurgitation or insufficiency. Either or both problems can exist with the valve if its abnormal. Insufficiency is more common.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is non rheumatic mitral valve disease?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Rheumatic fever: Causes mitral stenosis (blockage). Any other disease of the mitral valve is considered "non-rheumatic".
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for mitral valve disease?

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Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Mitral valve disease: This is tested by listening to the heart--most common and perhaps by an echocardiogram as well.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott commented
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
Transesophageal echocardiogram has revolutionized the diagnosis and surgical repair of the mitral valve
Aug 17, 2012
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of mitral valve disease?

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Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Mitral valve disease: There could be many symptoms of this condition. Of concern would be shortness of breath or edema that is different than baseline. Palpitations are very common and from many causes. The condition is silent in many.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is mitral valve disease hereditary?

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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 same problem such as a leaky mitral valve. However ther are often individuals that have no relatives with mitral valve disease that develop problems. Sorry hope this helps.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is mitral valve disease like?

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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 condition thickened leaflet of mitral valve is prolapsed in the left atrium and there are various types of that as well 2 mitral regurgitation blood leaks back in the left atrium 3mitral valve stenosis in this mv opening is narrowed rx varies on conditi.

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