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Echo showed small mitral valve insufficiens doc call normal. Symptoms could be explained by a mvps with dysautonomia diagnosis but would doc have seen?

Echo showed small mitral valve insufficiens doc call normal. Symptoms could be explained by a mvps with dysautonomia diagnosis but would doc have seen?

Echocardiogram: Trivial mitral valve insufficiency is a common, insignificant finding on echocardiograms in healthy people and is ignored as a cause of symptoms including dysautonomia. Mitral valve prolapse, while often without symptoms, may cause disorders of heart rhythm. If your echo showed mvp you may be having palpitations from it. Your physician would know best as he/she examined you and has the test results. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Valve (Definition)

A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more


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Where is the mitral valve located?

Where is the mitral valve located?

Left heart: In the left side of the heart between the left atrium and the left ventricle. ...Read more

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How did the mitral valve get its name?

Mitral valve: The mitral valve got its name because its shape is similar to that of a bishop's miter. ...Read more

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What can cause mitral valve thickening?

What can cause mitral valve thickening?

Normal Aging.: This can be due to normal aging or wear! ...Read more

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How many flaps does the mitral valve have?

How many flaps does the mitral valve have?

Two: The mitral valve is bi-valved and is between the left atrium and left ventricle. ...Read more

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Is there another name for the mitral valve?

Bicuspid valve: But in humans, and certainly in clinical medicine, it's usually called the mitral valve. ...Read more

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What is an obstructive lesion in the mitral valve?

Obstruction of flow: Deformity of mitral valve due to rheumatic fever or calcium built up causing obstruction of blood flow. ...Read more

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What is mitral valve disease like?

What is mitral valve disease like?

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. ...Read more

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What is rheumatic mitral valve obstruction?

What is rheumatic mitral valve obstruction?

MitralValve stenosis: There are 4 valves in the heart. The mitral valve is between the left atrium and left ventricle, and is the valve most often damaged by rheumatic heart disease (rheumatic fever after strep infections). Damage to the mitral valve causes its 2 flaps to thicken, stiffen, come closer together, and/or get attached to one another, leaving a smaller opening in the center of the valve, thus blocking flow. ...Read more

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What is a lesion on the mitral valve called?

What is a lesion on the mitral valve called?

Vegetation: There are many types of lesions affecting the mitral valve but the question suggests you are asking about a vegetation protruding from the edge of the valve leaflet typically caused by bacterial infection like bacterial endocarditis. ...Read more

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Any sugestions for mitral valve repair pain?

Any sugestions for mitral valve repair pain?

Incisional pain?: I'm guessing you mean incisional pain. Most patients require some form of narcotic pain medication for the first two weeks after surgery. Sometimes an anti inflammatory medication is added for additional pain relief. ...Read more

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Is there oxygenated blood in the mitral valve?

Is there oxygenated blood in the mitral valve?

Around it: The blood going around and past the mitral valve is oxygenated. ...Read more

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What is the location of the tricuspid and mitral valve?

What is the location of the tricuspid and mitral valve?

Tricuspid R mitral L: Tricuspid:right side of heart and separates right atrium from right ventricle
mitral : left side of heart and separates left atrium from left ventricle. ...Read more

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What is the significance of stenosis of the mitral valve?

What is the significance of stenosis of the mitral valve?

It varies: Mild stenosis may casue no problems. Severe stenosis causes the pressure to increase in the left atrium, the lungs and eventually the right side of the heart. The left atrium enlarges in response to the higher pressure and the likelihood of atrial arrhythmias increases. Fluid can accumulate in the lungs causing shortness of breath and exercise intolerance. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors involved in the replacement of mitral valve?

Please clarify:: Do you mean the risk factors that would lead to needing an mvr or do you mean the complications that could follow mvr? ...Read more

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What is mitral valve stenosis?

What is mitral valve stenosis?

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. ...Read more

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What is a leak in the mitral valve?

What is a leak in the mitral valve?

Backward flow: The leaflets of the valve are not closing perfectly and some blood goes backwards from the left ventricle into the left atrium. Minor leaks are common and benign. ...Read more

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What is mitral valve regurgitation?

What is mitral valve regurgitation?

Leaky: Your heart valves are supposed to be one way doors. Blood is supposed to be pushed out in one direction with the valve (door) closing behind. If the door doesn't close completely and or some blood leaks backward it is called regurgitation. A little bit is not a problem, a large amount can make the heart need to work too hard. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Mis (Definition)

Tough one, but could ...Read more