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What is the job of the mitral valve?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Prevents backflow

It prevents blood from going backwards from the left ventricle into the left atrium with each heart beat.

In brief: Prevents backflow

It prevents blood from going backwards from the left ventricle into the left atrium with each heart beat.
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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
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