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 Staff Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerJohn A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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