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What does mitral valve do in the body?

What does mitral valve do in the body?

See below: The mitral valve regulates the inflow of the heart into the left ventricle and regulates the flow between the high chamber of the heart (atrium) and the low chamber of the heart (ventricle) on the left side. And it prevents the blood from going back into the lungs on the left side. ...Read more

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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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What does the bicuspid valve do in the heart?

What does the bicuspid valve do in the heart?

Lots: I'm not sure what exactly you're referring to, but the typical valve with two leaflets is the mitral valve. It's usually not called "the bicuspid valve" though. A bicuspid aortic valve is a 2 leaflet aortic valve (should be 3) and is the most common congenital abnormality which can lead to aortic valve leaking or tightness later in life. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have regurgitation of the heart valve?

What does it mean to have regurgitation of the heart valve?

Backward flow: Heart valves, like those in your car, are meant to have blood flow in one direction, and prevent backward flow. If the valve does not close fully when it should, blood can flow backwards. This is called regurgitation. ...Read more

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What does bradycardia do in the body?

What does bradycardia do in the body?

Slow Heart Rate: Bradycardia is a slow heart rate. This can have effects on some people when this slow heart rate means that their body does not receive enough oxygen rich blood. For other people, bradycardia does not cause symptoms or complications. ...Read more

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What does the aortic valve do during systole?

What does the aortic valve do during systole?

Open: The aortic vave is open during systole allowing blood to be ejected from the heart. ...Read more

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What happens if a heart valve doesn't close all the way?

What happens if a heart valve doesn't close all the way?

If a valve doesn't : close properly, it will tend to leak. the amount and consequences of leakage can depend on a lot of things, like heart size and function, as well as your blood pressure. for more details, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What does arteriosclerosis do in the body?

What does arteriosclerosis do in the body?

Deposits cholesterol: Atherosclerosis occurs when cholesterol deposits called plaque form in the wall of your arteries. If the plaque gets big enough it can block flow of blood causing injury to the tissue that was supplied by the artery. That is how heart attacks, strokes, leg ulcers, etc occur. ...Read more

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What does the body do with the piperacillin?

What does the body do with the piperacillin?

Excrete it: Piperacillin is excreted from the body in the urine by the kidneys and in the bile by the liver. With normal kidney function 1/2 of the drug is excreted every hour. ...Read more

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How bad is it if all the valves in your heart leak?

How bad is it if all the valves in your heart leak?

Leak: If all the heart valves leak significant volumes of blood, the heart will have an overload and heart failure may result. ...Read more

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Do you know are mitral regurgitation and mitral stenosis the same thing?

Do you know are mitral regurgitation and mitral stenosis the same thing?

Different: The mitral valve sits between the left atrium, which receives blood from the lungs, and the left ventricle, which pumps blood to the body. Mitral regurgitation is "backleak" of blood from the left ventricle back to the left atrium. Mitral stenosis is restricted opening of the valve, partially blocking blood flowing from the atrium to the ventricle. Both can exist in the same patient. ...Read more

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Does any one know what causes the coarctation of the aorta in people?

Does any one know what causes the coarctation of the aorta in people?

Abnormal embryology: By definition coarctation of the aorta is a abnormality of vascular embryology. At birth flow is adequate for the limited activity i the new born and early toddler years, but as children age, their growing bodies and activity out grows the narrowed aorta's ability to supply enough blood fast enough to keep up. ...Read more

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What does vegetation of the cardiac valve mean?

What does vegetation of the cardiac valve mean?

Infection: This means there might be an infection on the heart valve, or endocarditis -- this is a serious condition that merits prompt treatment and usually hospitalization. ...Read more

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What does cardiomyopathy affect in the body?

What does cardiomyopathy affect in the body?

Grave: It may lead to low organ perfusion and may lead to shut down of many organs, such as liver and kidney. It must be treated very aggressively to avoid this outcome. ...Read more

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What does decorin do in the body?

What does decorin do in the body?

Decorin: is a protein involved in connective tissue(collagen) formation and other related regulatory processes. ...Read more

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What happens to the pulmonary valve and the aortic valve when the ventricles begin to contract?

What happens to the pulmonary valve and the aortic valve when the ventricles begin to contract?

Aortic and pulmonary: When the ventricles begin to contract the aortic and pulmonary valves open when the ventricular pressure exceeds the arterial pressure on the far side of the valve. ...Read more

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What are valves in the body and what do they do?

What are valves in the body and what do they do?

4: 4 cardiac valves. 2 atrioventricular and 2 ventriculoarterial. 2 on the right heart 2 on the left heart. Each ventricle has an atrioventricular and a ventriculoarterial valve.They are one way valves. Flow is venae cavae to right atrium, RA to right ventricle via right av valve or tricuspid, rv to pulmonaryartery via pulmonic valve-lungs-left atrium-mitral valve-left ventricle-aortic valve- aorta. ...Read more

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How do you find candida in the heart valves?

How do you find candida in the heart valves?

Valve infection: Fungal infection of the valve - serious and debilitating. You would have to have an abnormal valve, infection of the blood stream (bactaremia) and/or be immunocompromised. Blood cultures can detect candida in the blood. If positive, the next step would be imaging tests of the heart valves. ...Read more

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What point in the cardiac cycle does the av valve open?

What point in the cardiac cycle does the av valve open?

Systole,: when the left ventricle contracts to propel blood into the aorta. ...Read more

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What does mitral valve do in the body?

See below: The mitral valve regulates the inflow of the heart into the left ventricle and regulates the flow between the high chamber of the heart (atrium) and the low chamber of the heart (ventricle) on the left side. And it prevents the blood from going back into the lungs on the left side. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a mitral valve insufficieny of 2 grade. Can i still have a laser Alexandrite hair removal done on specific parts of my body?

Hi, I have a mitral valve insufficieny of 2 grade. Can i still have a laser Alexandrite hair removal done on specific parts of my body?

YES: However ask your cardiologist if he/she would recommend antibiotic pre-medication. Be sure you have all the information about the hair removal procedure for your health care provider to review! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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A few years after mitral valve repair and not on betablockers occasionaly have a body massage and hands get pins and needles temporary is this normal?

A few years after mitral valve repair and not on betablockers occasionaly have a body massage and hands get pins and needles temporary is this normal?

Paresthesiae: If the only time you experience pins and needle sensations in your hands is during a body massage, I suspect that the symptoms are positional and nerves are being impinged at the wrist with the arms outstretched or bent. However if these parasthesiae occur at other times, a carpal tunnel syndrome is likely. A hand surgeon or neurologist are best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this sym ...Read more

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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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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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What causes mitral valve thickening?

What causes mitral valve thickening?

different kinds: Some mitral valve thickening is due to myxomatous degeneration. This is congenital, associated with prolapse, and worsens over time. Another type is age related and is due to simple wear and tear. Infection is rare but more serious. ...Read more

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What is the function of mitral valve?

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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How can the mitral valve be replaced?

How can the mitral valve be replaced?

Many options: Depending on pts age as well as the characteristics of the valve, there are many options. Mitral valve repair -using the pts own valve and perhapse a ring. Mv replacement-the whole valve is replaced by either a mechnical valve pig valve or a bioprosthetic. Another new technology involves catheter based options such as a clip. All types have pros and cons including possible Coumadin (warfarin) therapy. ...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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What is the normal are of the mitral valve?

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 can my husband do about a bad mitral valve?

What can my husband do about a bad mitral valve?

Mitral Valve Disease: See a cardiologist for evaluation. Need echocardiogram and other studies to determine whether valve needs to be replaced. ...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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