Mitral regurgitation: Introduction
The backflow of blood between the two left heart chambers because a problem with the mitral valve prevents it from closing properly. Blood flows back from the left ventricle into the left atrium of the heart. The mitral valve is a heart valve that controls the flow of blood between heart chambers. Mitral regurgitation can be caused by conditions such as rheumatic fever, myocarditis and congenital valve abnormalities. Congestive heart failure may ultimately result in severe cases. Also called mitral insufficiency. ...more »
Symptoms of Mitral regurgitation
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Causes of Mitral regurgitation
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Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss,
there are varying degrees of severity.
It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or from...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also
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Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations
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Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed,
leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed.
People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack,
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Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
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Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
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Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
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Backflow of blood from the left ventricle into the left atrium, owing to imperfect functioning of the mitral valve.
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