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Mitral Valve Prolapse – Part 4, Introduction to Mitral Regurgitation: The Leaky Mitral Valve


By Mustafa I. Ahmed, MD So far we have discussed what mitral valve prolapse is, and what causes it. If you have not read the previous sections yet, then I suggest you go read those first to have a basic … Continue reading

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Mitral Valve Prolapse – Part 3 – The Dreaded ‘Flail leaflet’


By Mustafa I Ahmed MD What is Flail Leaflet?  Think of the mitral valve in mitral valve prolapse as a parachute. The canopy of the parachute is rounded, like a mitral valve prolapse valve (where as in a normal valve … Continue reading

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