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Mitral regurgitation

mitral regurgitation --> mitral incompetence

(Science: cardiology) The back flow of blood from the left ventricle to the left atrium through a defective mitral bicuspid valve. The most common cause for mitral regurgitation is rheumatic fever.

Other causes include: myocardial infarction, massive calcification of the mitral annulus (in the elderly), lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, infectious endocarditis and ankylosing spondylitis.


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heart failure

... (increases the metabolic demand by the tissues.) c. Stenosis of the mitral valve (causes damage to heart muscle.) d. Diabetes (is associated ... directly from the right to the left side of the circulation. causes regurgitation between atrium and ventricle. reduces the oxygen carrying capacity ...

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what causes us to breathe

... (increases the metabolic demand by the tissues.) c. Stenosis of the mitral valve (causes damage to heart muscle.) d. Diabetes (is associated ... directly from the right to the left side of the circulation. causes regurgitation between atrium and ventricle. reduces the oxygen carrying capacity ...

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