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Is mitral regurgitation the same thing as?Mitral stenosis?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Not exactly

Mitral regurgitation (mitral valve regurgitation, mitral incompetence, mitral insufficiency) is leakage of blood backward through the mitral valve each time the left ventricle contracts.

In brief: Not exactly

Mitral regurgitation (mitral valve regurgitation, mitral incompetence, mitral insufficiency) is leakage of blood backward through the mitral valve each time the left ventricle contracts.
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Dr. Joshua Murphy
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Different issues

Mitral stenosis: essentially means the valve doesn't open all the way, the valve in narrow or narrowed.
.. Mitral regurgitation: means the valve leaks when it is closed.

In brief: Different issues

Mitral stenosis: essentially means the valve doesn't open all the way, the valve in narrow or narrowed.
.. Mitral regurgitation: means the valve leaks when it is closed.
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