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Mitral Valve Disease

Mitral Valve Disease:  Diagnosis, Treatments | National Heart Centre Singapore

Mitral Valve Disease - What it is

In mitral valve disease, the mitral valve, which is located between the left heart chambers (left atrium and left ventricle), is not functioning properly.

The main types of mitral valve disease include:
  • Mitral valve regurgitation: This occurs when the mitral valve does not close tightly, causing blood to leak backward (regurgitate) into the left atrium of your heart. If left untreated, it can result in damage to the heart muscles.

  • Mitral valve stenosis: This occurs when the flaps of the mitral valve become thick or stiff, and may result in the flaps fusing together. Therefore, the mitral valve opening narrows and reduces blood flow from the left atrium to the left ventricle.

Mitral Valve Disease - Symptoms

Mitral Valve Disease - How to prevent?

Mitral Valve Disease - Causes and Risk Factors

Mitral Valve Disease - Diagnosis

Diagnosis typically starts with a physical examination by a doctor, assessing your medical history and routine tests. Other tests recommended may include:

Mitral Valve Disease - Treatments

Mitral Valve Disease - Preparing for surgery

Mitral Valve Disease - Post-surgery care

Mitral Valve Disease - Other Information

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