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Mitral valve regurgitation happens when the mitral valve does not
close tightly enough after blood flows through the valve into the lower chamber
of the heart. This makes a small opening in the valve even when the valve is closed. This opening
can let blood leak (regurgitate) back into the upper chamber of the
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, ElectrophysiologyAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMichael P. Pignone, MD, MPH, FACP - Internal Medicine
Current as ofOctober 5, 2017
Current as of:
October 5, 2017
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Michael P. Pignone, MD, MPH, FACP - Internal Medicine
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