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What is the normal are of the mitral valve?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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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.
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Left ventricle

It passes thru the valve to get into the left ventricle.

In brief: Left ventricle

It passes thru the valve to get into the left ventricle.
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