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Mitral Valve Prolapse

What is the mitral valve?

The mitral valve is one of the four valves in your heart. Heart valves have flaps that open and close. The flaps make sure that blood flows in the right direction through your heart and to the rest of your body. When your heart beats, the flaps open to let blood through. Between heartbeats they close to stop the blood from flowing backwards.

The mitral valve opens to let blood flow from your heart's upper left chamber to the lower left chamber. When the lower left chamber contracts (squeezes) to pump blood to your body, the mitral valve closes tightly to keep any blood from flowing backwards.

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  1. Mitral Valve Prolapse (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... keep any blood from flowing backwards. What is mitral valve prolapse (MVP)? Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) happens when the flaps of the mitral ... have it. Who is more likely to develop mitral valve prolapse (MVP)? Anyone can have MVP. Most people who ...
  2. Mitral valve prolapse is a heart problem involving the mitral valve, which separates the upper and lower chambers of ... from moving backwards when the heart beats (contracts). Mitral valve prolapse is the term used when the valve does ...
  3. Mitral Valve Prolapse (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    Mitral Valve Prolapse/Children ... Mitral Valve Prolapse ... Nemours Foundation ... mitral valve prolapse, mvp, heart, hearts, heart murmurs, mitral regurgitation, endocarditis, ...
  4. Problem: Mitral Valve Prolapse (American Heart Association)  
    Mitral Valve Prolapse is a condition in which the two valve flaps of the mitral valve do not close ...
  5. Mitral Valve Prolapse (Texas Heart Institute)  
    Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is among the most common heart conditions. MVP often occurs in people who have no ...
  6. Mitral valve prolapse is a disorder in which, during the contraction phase of the heart, the mitral valve does not close properly. When the valve does not close properly it allows blood to backflow ...
  7. ClinicalTrials.gov: Mitral Valve Prolapse From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Mitral Valve Prolapse/Clinical Trials ... Mitral Valve Prolapse
  8. Heart Valve Problems and Causes (American Heart Association)  
    Heart Valve Diseases/Start Here ... Heart Valve Diseases ... American Heart Association ... If you’re seeking to better understand a heart valve problem, the American ...
  9. Problem: Heart Valve Stenosis (American Heart Association)  
    Heart Valve Diseases/Specifics ... Heart Valve Diseases ... American Heart Association ... Stenosis is the term for a heart valve that doesn’t open properly. Learn about ...
  10. Infective Endocarditis (Merck & Co., Inc.)  
    Endocarditis/Start Here ... Endocarditis ... Merck & Co., Inc. ... Infective Endocarditis - Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment from the Merck Manuals - ...
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