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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 »

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 »

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 mitral valve uses flaps to prevent blood from flowing backward from the left ventricle to the left atrium of the heart between pumps. It is one of four valves in the heart that regulate the blood flow in the system. More »

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 »

Tricuspid regurgitation is a condition whereby blood leaks back through the tricuspid valve during the contraction of the left ventricle. This disorder may not show any symptoms unless the patient is suffering from pulmo... More »

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 »