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Where does blood go after the mitral valve?

Where does blood go after the mitral valve?

Mitral valve: After crossing the mitral valve blood flows into the left ventricle and then pushed across the aortic valve into the aorta and to the systemic circulation. ...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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Where does blood go after it goes to the mitral valve?

Where does blood go after it goes to the mitral valve?

Left ventricle: It passes from the left atrium through the mitral valve and into the left ventricle from which it is pumped out to the body. ...Read more

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Is there oxygenated blood in the mitral valve?

Is there oxygenated blood in the mitral valve?

Around it: The blood going around and past the mitral valve is oxygenated. ...Read more

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High blood pressure after mitral valve repair? Am I safe?

High BP is not safe: I'm not sure if I understand your question correctly but high blood pressure needs to be controlled. You should review your active medications with your cardiologist and have your blood pressure monitored regularly. ...Read more

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Mitral valve stenosis causes blood to leak back to where when ventricles contract?

Mitral valve stenosis causes blood to leak back to where when ventricles contract?

No: Mitral stenosis reduces the amount of blood filling the left ventricle. The mitral valve is the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. The left atrium is responsible for filling the left ventricle. ...Read more

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Can traces of regrutation of mitral valve, triscupid, and pulmonic cause blood clots and arrthythmias with symptoms, such as chest discomfort, etc?

Can traces of regrutation of mitral valve, triscupid, and pulmonic cause blood clots and arrthythmias with symptoms, such as chest discomfort, etc?

Radiologist answer: "Trace" regurge of any heart valve is not expected to be clinically significant, until it gets worse.
Large clots in the heart are seen on routine echocardiography (see picture). Smaller ones are investigated by endoscopic echo (a probe is placed in the esophagus for better detail).
Causes for chest discomfort and arrhythmias are many and should be looked for by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Should I take beta blocker for mitral valve prolapse if normal blood pressure?

Should I take beta blocker for mitral valve prolapse if normal blood pressure?

Probably not: Most patients with mitral valve prolapse (mvp) do not need beta blockers. In a few, there may be symptoms such as palpitations or chest pain which may improve with beta blockers, but the need should be determined based on the specific patient's history and testing with a stress test or holter monitor. Taking beta blockers just because one is diagnosed with mvp is not recommended. ...Read more

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Can I get a tattoo after a mechanical mitral valve replacement and now on Coumadin (warfarin) (blood thinners)?

Can I get a tattoo after a mechanical mitral valve replacement and now on Coumadin (warfarin) (blood thinners)?

No: You should be on antibiotics in advance to minimize chance of infection. You also are going to bleed because of the coumadin (warfarin). I doubt your cardiologist will stop Coumadin (warfarin) for a tattoo. If you decide to do this there may be bleeding in the skin which will affect the appearance of the tattoo. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get blood drawn (complete panels, thyroid, cortisol, etc) if you have mitral valve prolapse? Are there risks?

Is it safe to get blood drawn (complete panels, thyroid, cortisol, etc) if you have mitral valve prolapse? Are there risks?

Completely safe: They use all new sterile equipment every time. It is highly unlikely there will be any problems with getting your blood drawn. Sometimes they recommend prophylactic antibiotics before going to the dentist, as having your teeth cleaned can release lots of bacteria into your bloodstream, and if you have a floppy valve, sometimes they set up home in your heart (you never want bacteria doing that) :P ...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?

Mitral valve: The mitral valve got its name because its shape is similar to that of a bishop's miter. ...Read more

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What can cause mitral valve thickening?

What can cause mitral valve thickening?

Normal Aging.: This can be due to normal aging or wear! ...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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Is there another name for the mitral valve?

Bicuspid valve: But in humans, and certainly in clinical medicine, it's usually called the mitral valve. ...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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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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What is mitral valve disease like?

What is mitral valve disease like?

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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Is mitral valve disease hereditary?

Mitral valve disease: Some types of mitral valve disease is hereditary, but more accurately it may run in families. So often we see people in the same family that have the same problem such as a leaky mitral valve. However ther are often individuals that have no relatives with mitral valve disease that develop problems. Sorry hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do people get mitral valve leaks?

How do people get mitral valve leaks?

Many reasons: There are many causes of leaking mital valves. This can include wear and tear of the valve, infection of the valve, history of rheumatic fever, dilated heart failure, heart attacks, damage to anchoring chords to the valve, and birth defects. Mitral valve prolapse is a condition where the leaflets bulge out when it closes. This can sometimes lead to a leaking valve as well. ...Read more

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What is the structure of mitral valve?

What is the structure of mitral valve?

Not just the leaflet: The mitral valve has two leaflets that open and shut. However, there is an important supporting structure. The leaflets attach to thin chordae tendinae, dental floss-like chords that connect leaflets to papillary muscles. The pap muscles are bands of muscle tissue arising from the wall of the heart, whose contraction and relaxation transmit force to the leaflets. ...Read more

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Does a mitral valve repair last forever?

Does a mitral valve repair last forever?

Depends: Depends on the age of the patient, previous pathology of the valve, final result after surgery, other medical conditions of the patient and so on. Typically repair is done for the mitral valve. In hands of a good surgeon, the right patient could have a very good, long lasting result. But as they say, nothing lasts forever! ...Read more

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What is rheumatic mitral valve obstruction?

What is rheumatic mitral valve obstruction?

MitralValve stenosis: There are 4 valves in the heart. The mitral valve is between the left atrium and left ventricle, and is the valve most often damaged by rheumatic heart disease (rheumatic fever after strep infections). Damage to the mitral valve causes its 2 flaps to thicken, stiffen, come closer together, and/or get attached to one another, leaving a smaller opening in the center of the valve, thus blocking flow. ...Read more

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What is a lesion on the mitral valve called?

What is a lesion on the mitral valve called?

Vegetation: There are many types of lesions affecting the mitral valve but the question suggests you are asking about a vegetation protruding from the edge of the valve leaflet typically caused by bacterial infection like bacterial endocarditis. ...Read more

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Any sugestions for mitral valve repair pain?

Any sugestions for mitral valve repair pain?

Incisional pain?: I'm guessing you mean incisional pain. Most patients require some form of narcotic pain medication for the first two weeks after surgery. Sometimes an anti inflammatory medication is added for additional pain relief. ...Read more

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What are the tests for mitral valve disease?

What are the tests for mitral valve disease?

Mitral valve disease: This is tested by listening to the heart--most common and perhaps by an echocardiogram as well. ...Read more

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Is a mild leakage in the mitral valve serious?

Mitral insufficiency: Mild mitral insufficiency is a common finding on echocardiography and often stays stable. Having said this, depending on the patients status mild mitral insufficiency can progress if it is being caused by an ongoing process. Best to ask your Dr about your particular circumstance. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mitral valve disease?

What are the symptoms of mitral valve disease?

Mitral valve disease: There could be many symptoms of this condition. Of concern would be shortness of breath or edema that is different than baseline. Palpitations are very common and from many causes. The condition is silent in many. ...Read more