mitral valve prolapse


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mitral valve prolapse

Improper closure of the mitral valve (the valve between the left atrium and ventricle). Also called floppy valve syndrome.
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Noun1.mitral valve prolapse - cardiopathy resulting from the mitral valve not regulating the flow of blood between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heartmitral valve prolapse - cardiopathy resulting from the mitral valve not regulating the flow of blood between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart
valvular heart disease - heart disease caused by stenosis of the cardiac valves and obstructed blood flow or caused by degeneration and blood regurgitation
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[9.] R B Devereux, J K Perloff, N Reichek and M E Josephson "Mitral valve prolapse" Circulation.
Our search of the medical literature reveals no studies linking mitral valve prolapse to the particles found in vehicle exhaust or forced-air heat.
A Mitral valve prolapse is a condition in which the two valve flaps of the heart's mitral valve don't close smoothly or evenly.
The prevalence of mitral valve prolapse in patients undergoing echocardiography for clinical reason.
Mitral valve regurgitation also can occur due to a condition called mitral valve prolapse, in which the valve tissue is too long.
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Individuals with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and mitral valve prolapse (MVP) have a higher risk of developing infective endocarditis (IE) than the general population, according to a study published in the June 19 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
When valve problems occur, they usually involve regurgitation or backflow when a valve doesn't close tightly, often a cause of mitral valve prolapse, in which blood leaks back into the chambers; stenosis, which is when a valve becomes thick or stiff, or fuses together, and can't fully open; and atresia, when the valve lacks an opening.
The prevalence of mitral valve prolapse increases linearly with age, being more commonly associated with the female sex and with mitral regurgitation (Schoenhoff et al 2011; Malev et al 2014).
Lungs auscultation was characteristic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); the murmur of mitral valve prolapse was heard over the chest.
The proband's 14-year-old son (Individual III: 2) (Table 1) not only displayed similar cardiovascular indicators (including marfanoid aortic sinus, enlarged LVED, and moderate mitral valve prolapse as well as mild tricuspid valve prolapse) as his father, but also was 185 cm tall and highly myopic, just like family 1 presented.

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