Mitral Valve Directory
The mitral valve, also called the bicuspid valve, is a heart valve that lies between the left atrium and the left ventricle and assists in the control of the flow of blood through the heart. The other function of the mitral valve is to prevent the reversal of blood flow from the left ventricle into the left atrium by closing snugly. When the leaflets of the mitral valve relax, that's when they allow oxygenated blood from the lungs into the left ventricle. There are mitral valve conditions that can cause heart failure and other issues. Mitral valve prolapse, mitral valve stenosis, and mitral regurgitation all can lead to heart failure. Find out more about the mitral valve and potential heart failure due to mitral valve problems.
Mitral Valve Prolapse
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatments for mitral valve prolapse.
What Is Mitral Valve Regurgitation?
Some of the blood in your heart isn’t flowing the right way if you have mitral valve regurgitation. Learn the signs and what you can do about it.
Mitral valve regurgitation: What are the symptoms?
Some people with mitral valve regurgitation feel no symptoms. Others may have shortness of breath, dizziness, and get tired easily.
What Are the Treatments for Mitral Valve Regurgitation?
If you have mitral valve regurgitation, your doctor may recommend one of several treatments. You might just need a change in lifestyle. But you could need medication or surgery.