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Could you tell me what happens if your mitral valve in your heart is closing?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Mitral stenosis: Mitral stenosis forces pulmonary vein pressure up and causes pulmonary edema to form and right heart pressure to increase. Atrial arrhythmia s may occur. Right heart failure may happen and progress.

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When is the mitral valve in the heart closed?

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Dr. Mark Stern
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.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Where is mitral valve located in the heart?

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Dr. Charles Jost
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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