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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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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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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?

Not necessarily: Beta blockers are commonly tried to relieve symptoms of palpitations or chest pain in those with mitral valve prolapse. If you have no symptoms, the medication is not indicated. ...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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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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