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What is a malfunctioning heart valve known as?
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Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Stenosis and
Regurgitation, there 4 valves in the heart.
For the heart to pump effectively, the valves open to allow the blood to move from one compartment into another in one direction, then they close to prevent the blood from regurgitating back. They open and close synchronously. A valve malfunctions when it does not open well stenotic (tight) or when it does not close well (leaks back) regurgitates.

In brief: Stenosis and
Regurgitation, there 4 valves in the heart.
For the heart to pump effectively, the valves open to allow the blood to move from one compartment into another in one direction, then they close to prevent the blood from regurgitating back. They open and close synchronously. A valve malfunctions when it does not open well stenotic (tight) or when it does not close well (leaks back) regurgitates.
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Depends
Malfunctioning valves usually are either stenotic (tight) or incompetent (leaky).

In brief: Depends
Malfunctioning valves usually are either stenotic (tight) or incompetent (leaky).
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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