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What is the difference between the mitral and bicuspid valves?

What is the difference between the mitral and bicuspid valves?

Nothing - same: The mitral valve or left atrio-ventricular valve is a bicuspid valve. The latter simply means a valve with two leaflets. That is the normal state. A tricuspid valve (3 leaflets) is normally the morphology of the right atrio-ventricular and aortic valves. 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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Is there any difference between a bicuspid aorticvalve replacement and mitral valve replacement surgery?

Is there any difference between a bicuspid aorticvalve replacement and mitral valve replacement surgery?

Yes: The aortic valve and the mitral valve are two completely different valves. Whereas bicuspid aortic valve surgery usually requires replacement, the preferred approach to mitral valve surgery, unless for severe stenosis or severe mitral regurgitation in a minority of instances, is mitral valve repair. A very experienced opinion is often required. Read more

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What is the location of the mitral bicuspid valve?

What is the location of the mitral bicuspid valve?

Mitral location: Calling it a bicuspid mitral valve is redundant. The mitral valve has two (bi) leaflets and was named for its appearance similar to a bishop's miter. It is located between the left atrium and ventricle and its function is to prevent blood from flowing back into the left atrium when the left ventricle contracts and pumps its content into the aorta. Read more

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Is bicuspid aortiic valve replacement like mitral valve replacement?

Is bicuspid aortiic valve replacement like mitral valve replacement?

NO.: Aortic valve replacement in a patient with a bicuspid aortic valve may require repair of an ascending aortic aneurysm if present. Although valves are sewn in place the same, the location is totally different with particular anatomic differences. The mitral closes in systole and the aortic valve in diastole. For the mitral need to actually open the heart. For the aortic its done thru the aorta. Read more

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Where is mitral bicuspid valve located in the heart?

Where is mitral bicuspid valve located in the heart?

Mitral Valve: Bicuspid mitral valve is redundant. The (normal) mitral valve is bicuspid and named after a bishop's miter, which it resembles. The valve is located between the left atrium and left ventricle. It opens during diastole to fill the ventricle and closes during systole to prevent blood from leaking back. Read more

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Is bicuspid aortiic valve replacement similar to mitral?

Valve replacement: The surgery replaces the valve with either a mechanical or animal tissue valve. This is done on a heart lung machine. The valve takes the place of the damaged valve and the patient lives their life with a new disease 'artificial valve' with its own set of problems. The obstruction or valve leak of the diseased valve is corrected by the artificial valve. Sometimes blood thinners are needed. Read more

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Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse. Left Atrium mildly dilated. Mild mitral regurg. Cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?

Plz xplainEcho says EF 60% Mild mitral valve prolapse. Left Atrium mildly dilated. Mild mitral regurg. Cannot rule out bicuspid aortic valve considerTEE?

Had a cath?: The echo says there might be a structural abnormality of the aortic valve and a leak of the mitral valve with resultant dilation of left atrium. If you had the cardiac cath you list any time recently, more information should be available from that. A TEE is a transesophageal echo which gives us better pictures than a transthoracic echo. You should discuss this echo with your Doc Read more

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What is the difference between having a heart murmur and a mitral valve prolapse?

What is the difference between having a heart murmur and a mitral valve prolapse?

Sometimes related: Mitral valve prolapse is a diagnosis which describes how the valve closes. A heart murmur is a physical finding (sign) it is not a diagnosis. A heart murmur is a sound you can hear when blood flows with turbulence (rough flow like rapids in a river). Murmurs can be caused by many things. The location and quality often gives us clues to what caused it. Prolapse may or may not have a murmur. Read more

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What's the difference between mitral vavle prolapse and a mild mitral valve leak?

What's the difference between mitral vavle prolapse and a mild mitral valve leak?

Prolapse vs leak: Mvp is a congenital disorder of the mitral valve where the collagen fibers that make up the valve are disorganized. It may or may not be associated with leakiness of the valve, which is simply what it sounds like - leaking blood backwards through the valve. People with mvp are more likely to develop leaky valves, but it's not a guarantee. An echocardiogram can tell you how leaky it is. Read more

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Is there a difference between mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation?

Is there a difference between mitral valve prolapse and mitral regurgitation?

Yes: One can have either without the other. Prolapsed mitral valve leaflets could leak. Leaking mitral valves could be prolapse. However, one can have prolapse and no regurgitation or regurgitation and no prolapse. Read more

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Is there a difference between generalised anxiety disorder and mitral valve prolapse. I have had clear ecg/chest x rays but still getting symptoms!?

Is there a difference between generalised anxiety disorder and mitral valve prolapse. I have had clear ecg/chest x rays but still getting symptoms!?

MVP/GAD: They are different. Gad is a psychiatric condition and mvp is cardiac. There is an association between panic disorder, a different anxiety disorder, and mvp. Some pts. With panic disorder also have mvp. Theories have proposed the surges of adrenaline with panic attacks may stretch the cords holding the mitral valve in place in the heart, causing prolapse into the ventricle. Read more

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What are the differences between the tricuspid, pulmonary and mitral valve?

What are the differences between the tricuspid, pulmonary and mitral valve?

4 valves: There are four valves in the heart: Mitral valve, between Left Atrium and Left ventricle Aortic valve, between Left ventricle and Aorta Tricuspid, between Right atrium and Right Ventricle and Pulmonic, between Right Ventricle and Pulmonary artery Read more

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Months after mitral valve repair with ring, BP difference of 20-29 systolic is higher inright arm is it ok? Diastolic fine angiogram normal before op

Months after mitral valve repair with ring, BP difference of 20-29 systolic is higher inright arm is it ok? Diastolic fine angiogram normal before op

Probably fine: Do you have unusual pain, or are having a normal recovery? It is not normal to have a new blood pressure discrepancy after surgery. It could be spurious, or it could be a blockage or dissection caused by access to your bloodstream required for the cardiopulmonary bypass machine. I would make sure that your surgeon knows of this to place this finding properly in the setting of your recovery. 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?

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

Bicuspid (Definition)

It refers to teeth with two cusps or bumps. The bicuspids are usually located between the molars which have 4 to 5 cusps and the cuspids or eye teeth which have one cusp. Most people have 8 ...Read more