What are Mitral Valve Defects?
Also known as: mitral valve disease, mitral valve disorders, mitral valve prolapse, mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation, mitral insufficiency or mitral incompetence.
The phrase mitral valve defects refers to a few different conditions that can affect the heart’s mitral valve. The mitral valve separates the two left heart chambers; left atrium from the left ventricle. Mitral stenosis, mitral valve prolapse or mitral regurgitation are all specific types of mitral valve defects that impact the healthy flow of blood from one part of the heart to the next, all of which can cause damage to the heart.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
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