Mitral valve regurgitation

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Mitral valve regurgitation

                       

A healthy mitral valve keeps your blood moving in the right direction. A leaky valve doesn't close the way it should, allowing some blood to flow backward. Your heart becomes less efficient, and if left untreated, a leaky or leaking valve could lead to heart failure.

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Last Updated: 2011-09-29
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