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What is the mitral valve?

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Your mitral valve is in the passageway between your heart's left atrium (upper left chamber) and left ventricle (lower left chamber).

SOURCES:

News release, University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Mayo Clinic, Mitral Valve Regurgitation, “Overview,” “Diagnosis,” “Treatment.”

Northwestern Medicine, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute: “Mitral Valve Regurgitation, Stenosis, and Prolapse.”

Columbia University Medical Center: “Mitral Regurgitation.”

National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.

Texas Heart Institute.

American Heart Association.

Heikkinen, J. Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal, September 2005. 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 8, 2020

SOURCES:

News release, University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Mayo Clinic, Mitral Valve Regurgitation, “Overview,” “Diagnosis,” “Treatment.”

Northwestern Medicine, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute: “Mitral Valve Regurgitation, Stenosis, and Prolapse.”

Columbia University Medical Center: “Mitral Regurgitation.”

National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.

Texas Heart Institute.

American Heart Association.

Heikkinen, J. Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal, September 2005. 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 8, 2020

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