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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Echo shows Calcification of aortic valve & thickened mitral valve, BP stays 140/100 or higher. Short of breath and fatigue. What could be the cause?
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
I have been diagnoised with mitral valve prolapse grade 1, is it a progressive disease or can it cause grade 4, or mitral regurgtisation?
MVP : Mild mvp could progress with time or stay stable. It will be important to know the characteristics of the valve at this point in time such as thickness and cord calcification. Please follow up with your doctor and if you experience sob or decrease exercise tolerance please let him or her know. Good luck. ...Read more
What causes heart valve leakage . If you have minimal amount of leakage after mitral valve repair what will cause the leakage to get worse over time?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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