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Where do you hear mitral valve?

Where do you hear mitral valve?

Under left nipple: Well, the point of maximal impulse of the heart, that is where we feel and can see the heart contract, is called the mitral area.The sound made by the valve closing is usually loudest at that point. It is usually just below the left nipple but could be displaced if the heart is enlarged. The valve sound can be heard in other areas but is not as loud. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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Can mitral valve's sound be heard in mid upper side of the chest? I hear a thick sound at S1 and I think it's aortic abnormal sound.

Can mitral valve's sound be heard in mid upper side of the chest? I hear a thick sound at S1 and I think it's aortic abnormal sound.

Mitral valve murmur: is usually a blowing sound heard best at about the nipple line just left of the sternum and radiates to the left side. It is difficult to say what you are hearing, and the best thing would be to have an exam by your family doctor or a cardiologist if this is concerning to you or you are having symptoms. What you are hearing may be a normal sound. ...Read more

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A Doc told me he doesn't think I have a RBBB a in heart and could be mitral valve bc he didn't hear a "click". I get dizzy and head rushes at times?

A Doc told me he doesn't think I have a RBBB a in heart and could be mitral valve bc he didn't hear a "click". I get dizzy and head rushes at times?

Barlow's ?: 30's female w. dizziness & head rushes has had cardiology evaluation & concern for mitral valve prolapse (MVP). MVP is associated with Hypermobility Syndrome, wherein the valve is made of same body tissues as ligaments. MVP manifests via panic attacks with tachycardia, dizziness, shortness of breath & fear. Another name for MVP is Barlow's Disease. Severe manifestation is P.O.T.S. ...Read more

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What is a mitral valve?

What is a mitral valve?

One of 4 heart valve: The mitral valve is one of the 4 heart valves found in the heart. These valves keep blood moving one direction rather than back and forth as the heart contracts. The mitral valve is so named as it looks like the pope's hat (a mitre). The mitral valve separates the left atrium and the left ventricle. ...Read more

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Where is the mitral valve?

Where is the mitral valve?

Left side: Left side of the heart between top left chamber (atrium) and bottom left chamber (ventricle). ...Read more

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What's the mitral valve's purpose?

What's the mitral valve's purpose?

Backflow: The mv prevents blood from backing up into the lungs during left ventricular contraction. ...Read more

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