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What is the movement of mitral valve calcification?
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Dr. Bart Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Mitral calcification
Under certain circumstances and with advanced age, the leaflets of the mitral valve can become loaded with calcium.
This makes the leaflets stiffer and can limit the opening of the valve (mitral stenosis), causing a restriction of blood flow through the heart. There is another form of calcification in the mitral ring which usually does not cause any symptoms.

In brief: Mitral calcification
Under certain circumstances and with advanced age, the leaflets of the mitral valve can become loaded with calcium.
This makes the leaflets stiffer and can limit the opening of the valve (mitral stenosis), causing a restriction of blood flow through the heart. There is another form of calcification in the mitral ring which usually does not cause any symptoms.
Dr. Bart Denys
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Back & forth
During the cardiac cycle, mitral annular calcification can be observed to move to & fro on real time echocardiography.

In brief: Back & forth
During the cardiac cycle, mitral annular calcification can be observed to move to & fro on real time echocardiography.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Stiffness
Valvular calcification causes stiffness of the leaflets structure -- it could cause restriction or regurgitation of the valve.

In brief: Stiffness
Valvular calcification causes stiffness of the leaflets structure -- it could cause restriction or regurgitation of the valve.
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