Mitral Valve Disease

In mitral valve disease, the mitral valve, which is located between your left heart chambers (left atrium and left ventricle), doesn’t work properly

There are two types of mitral valve disease:

Mitral Valve Regurgitation:
the flaps (leaflets) of the mitral valve don’t close tightly, causing blood to leak backward into the left atrium of your heart.

Mitral valve stenosis:
the flaps of the mitral valve become thick or stiff, and they may fuse together.

Symptoms of mitral valve disease could include: Abnormal heart sound heart through a stethoscope, fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles and feet, or irregular heartbeat.