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what is the movement of mitral valve calcification?

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Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Mitral calcification: Under certain circumstances and with advanced age, the leaflets of the mitral valve can become loaded with calcium. This makes the leaflets stiffer and can limit the opening of the valve (mitral stenosis), causing a restriction of blood flow through the heart. There is another form of calcification in the mitral ring which usually does not cause any symptoms.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Stiffness: Valvular calcification causes stiffness of the leaflets structure -- it could cause restriction or regurgitation of the valve.
Answered on Oct 31, 2018
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Back & forth: During the cardiac cycle, mitral annular calcification can be observed to move to & fro on real time echocardiography.
Answered on May 7, 2013

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