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The procedure for repairing a mitral valve clip is a nonsurgical treatment for mitral regurgitation that routes a small clip, called a MitraClip, through the femoral vein to the heart, reports the University of Alabama a... More »

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The purpose of heart valves is to ensure blood flow continues in one direction. The heart has two types of valves. Atrioventricular valves are located between the atria and ventricles. Semilunar valves, so-called because... More »

Doctors diagnose mitral valve regurgitation with a combination of listening to the chest with a stethoscope, physical examination and medical imaging of the heart, MedlinePlus explains. Listening to the heart and lungs o... More »

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The treatment for mitral valve regurgitation, a condition in which blood flow leaks backward into the heart because the mitral valve does not close tightly enough, is surgical repair or replacement of the valve, explains... More »

Mitral valve disease is a condition in which the valve situated between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart has a defect. A mitral valve that does not work properly can be the result of three common problems,... More »

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Three surgical options exist for the treatment of mitral valve prolapse: repair, replacement and a minimally invasive option, according to cardiac surgeons at UC San Francisco. Surgeons prefer to repair the mitral valve ... More »

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Symptoms of mild leaking in the mitral valve include shortness of breath, fatigue, heart palpitations and swelling around the ankles, says Mayo Clinic. Patients may experience a heart murmur, which is the turbulent flow ... More »

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