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What is the movement of mitral valve calcification?

What is the movement of mitral valve calcification?

Mitral calcification: Under certain circumstances and with advanced age, the leaflets of the mitral valve can become loaded with calcium. This makes the leaflets stiffer and can limit the opening of the valve (mitral stenosis), causing a restriction of blood flow through the heart. There is another form of calcification in the mitral ring which usually does not cause any symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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 happens when yr mitral valve is heavily calcified & there is mild mixed mitral valve disease?

What happens when yr mitral valve is heavily calcified & there is mild mixed mitral valve disease?

It depends: Calcification of the mitral valve can lead to stiff leaflets of the valve. This can cause the valve to not open enough (stenosis) , leak (regurge) or a combo of both. Typically this can be handled with medications. However, it can continue to worsen to the point that it affects the heart. Then you may need to have mitral valve surgery (probably replacement). ...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?

How did the mitral valve get its name?

Latin: mitre: The valve is shaped like a bishop's mitre (a latin word) hence the name mitral for the 2 leaflet, left sided heart valve. ...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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