Mitral valve . After crossing the mitral valve blood flows into the left ventricle and then pushed across the aortic valve into the aorta and to the systemic circulation.
Lef t Ventricle. Blood that is carrying oxygen returns from the lungs to the left atrium. From there it crosses the mitral valve to the left ventricle. The blood is then pumped across the aortic valve to the body.
Can traces of regrutation of mitral valve, triscupid, and pulmonic cause blood clots and arrthythmias with symptoms, such as chest discomfort, etc?
Radiologist answer. "Trace" regurge of any heart valve is not expected to be clinically significant, until it gets worse. Large clots in the heart are seen on routine echocardiography (see picture). Smaller ones are investigated by endoscopic echo (a probe is placed in the esophagus for better detail). Causes for chest discomfort and arrhythmias are many and should be looked for by a cardiologist. Read more...
"Flight socks and aspirin won’t stop blood clots, says professor"in the UK 2013/50 Fit male Mitral Valve Repair2yrs ago for2x6hr flights Flight Socks?
Agree. Such measures are useful but cannot guarantee being clot free. Read more...