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What is a mitral valve?
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: One of 4 heart valve
The mitral valve is one of the 4 heart valves found in the heart.
These valves keep blood moving one direction rather than back and forth as the heart contracts. The mitral valve is so named as it looks like the pope's hat (a mitre). The mitral valve separates the left atrium and the left ventricle.

In brief: One of 4 heart valve
The mitral valve is one of the 4 heart valves found in the heart.
These valves keep blood moving one direction rather than back and forth as the heart contracts. The mitral valve is so named as it looks like the pope's hat (a mitre). The mitral valve separates the left atrium and the left ventricle.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. John Burns
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: A fancy gate
This structure sits between the left atrium and left ventricle.
It allows unidirectional flow from the atrium to the ventricle.

In brief: A fancy gate
This structure sits between the left atrium and left ventricle.
It allows unidirectional flow from the atrium to the ventricle.
Dr. John Burns
Dr. John Burns
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