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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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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 »

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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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