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Is there another name for the mitral valve?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Bicuspid valve

But in humans, and certainly in clinical medicine, it's usually called the mitral valve.

In brief: Bicuspid valve

But in humans, and certainly in clinical medicine, it's usually called the mitral valve.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Andrew Chung
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: None

The mitral valve keeps blood flowing in one direction from the left atrium to the left ventricle.

In brief: None

The mitral valve keeps blood flowing in one direction from the left atrium to the left ventricle.
Dr. Andrew Chung
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Dr. Brian Mott
Yes it is also called the left atrioventricular valve.
Dr. Andrew Chung
Laus Deo :-) for the correction from Surgeon Mott. Left atrioventricular valve means the valve between the atrium and ventricle on the left side of the heart. It's easier to say/write/remember mitral instead of left atrioventricular.
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