Tag: Mitral Valve

Heart Valves Anatomy & Functions

Last Updated on January 13, 2020

Located between the lungs, your heart is in charge of pumping blood within the body through the blood vessels. This blood will provide nutrients and oxygen for your body, as well as carrying wastes from metabolism processes.  The right part of your heart pumps blood to the lungs: receiving oxygen. Meanwhile, the left one receives oxygen-induced blood and pumps it to the rest of your…

The mitral valve is a small part of the heart, but it holds an important role in the blood circulation. When a condition such as myxomatous degeneration happens, the valve loses its ability to open and close properly, resulting in irregular blood flow or mitral regurgitation. Knowing about this condition will help you to understand about your physiological function, especially if you have a specific…

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