mitral valve

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mitral valve

A valve of the heart, composed of two triangular flaps, that is located between the left atrium and left ventricle and regulates blood flow between these chambers. Also called bicuspid valve.

mitral valve

(Anatomy) the valve between the left atrium and the left ventricle of the heart, consisting of two membranous flaps, that prevents regurgitation of blood into the atrium. Also called: bicuspid valve

mi′tral valve`

the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart, consisting of two triangular flaps of tissue, that prevents blood from flowing back into the atrium when the ventricle contracts. Also called bicuspid valve. Compare tricuspid valve.
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Noun1.mitral valve - valve with two cuspsmitral valve - valve with two cusps; situated between the left atrium and the left ventricle
atrioventricular valve - either of two heart valves through which blood flows from the atria to the ventricles; prevents return of blood to the atrium

mi·tral valve

n. válvula mitral, válvula aurículoventricular izquierda del corazón.
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I have grave doubts as to my mitral valve, if you would be so very good.
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Six months after the patients' mitral valves were surgically repaired with the Edwards GeoForm annuloplasty ring, their mitral valve regurgitation, or backflow of blood caused by a leaking valve, was eliminated and the left ventricle was reformed.
In particular, this new codewill reimburse the follow-up treatmentof recurrent mitral regurgitation which statistically occurs in 15-30% of all patients with surgically repaired mitral valves.
For this reason, we used light and scanning electron microscopy to investigate the restenosed mitral valves.
While some tissue mitral valves are actually porcine aortic valves that have been reversed to fit into the mitral position, Edwards' PERIMOUNT Magna mitral valves are bioengineered specifically to address the mitral valve's unique anatomical structure and rigorous conditions," said Anita B.
Surgeons are increasingly opting to repair damaged or degenerated mitral valves rather than replacing them with prosthetic devices.