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What is an obstructive lesion in the mitral valve?
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Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Obstruction of flow
Deformity of mitral valve due to rheumatic fever or calcium built up causing obstruction of blood flow.

In brief: Obstruction of flow
Deformity of mitral valve due to rheumatic fever or calcium built up causing obstruction of blood flow.
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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