A 43-year-old member asked:
Could you tell me what happens if your mitral valve in your heart is closing?
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Cardiology 51 years experience
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A 24-year-old member asked:
When is the mitral valve in the heart closed?
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Cardiology 46 years experience
Systole: During systole ( when the left ventricle contracts) the valve closes due to increased pressure in the left ventricular cavity and it therefore prevents blood from leaking backwards into the left atrium.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Where is mitral valve located in the heart?
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Cardiology 36 years experience
Left side: The mitral valve is located on the left side of the heart, between the left atrium and the left ventricle.
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Last updated May 25, 2013
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