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Mitral Valve Disease

Condition

The Mitral valve separating the left atrium of the heart from the left ventricle can change structurally and cause health problems

What is Mitral Valve Disease?

 

The mitral valve controls blood flow from the lungs into the heart by separating the upper left chamber called the left atrium and the lower chamber called the left ventricle.

 

It can become narrowed (stenosis) or start to leak (regurgitation) causing a backwards flow from the left ventricle, back into the left atrium. This reduces the amount of oxygen rich blood being pumped around the body.

 

Mitral Stenosis is typically the result of scarring from rheumatic fever in childhood.

 

Mitral regurgitation may occur as a result of age related degeneration, infection, enlargement of the heart or after a heart attack.

Mitral valve insufficiency condition

What are the symptoms of Mitral valve disease?

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue

  • Palpitations

  • Dizziness

 

What imaging/ tests are done to diagnose Mitral valve disease?

  • Transthoracic Echocardiography

  • Transesophageal Echocardiography

 

What intervention/ treatment can be performed for Mitral valve disease?

  • Surgical repair, open chest surgery

  • Minimally invasive Mitraclip procedure

 

What intervention/ treatment does CardioCare offer for Mitral valve disease ?

  • Minimally invasive Mitraclip procedure

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