There are three types of mitral valve heart disorders or diseases, each with different causes, according to Healthline. Most mitral valve prolapses have no known cause, but connective tissue problems and scoliosis can co... 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 »

Acute mitral valve regurgitation symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, confusion, lightheadedness and tachycardia. The chronic condition results in shortness of breath on exertion, excess fluid in the lower e... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

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 »

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health

Trace mitral insufficiency is very mild leaking around the mitral valve, explains Mayo Clinic, and mild tricuspid insufficiency is leaking around the tricuspid valve of the heart, notes MedlinePlus. The leaking occurs be... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cardiac Health