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What is mitral valve regurgitation?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in 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 pushing on the mitral valve like the leaflets floating and when the ventricle squeezes, the mitral leaflets don't appose enough and allow some blood to flow back to the atrium instead of forward to the aorta.
Answered on May 3, 2018
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