Mitral regurgitation (MR), Mitral insufficiency or mitral incompetence is a disorder of the heart in which the mitral valve does not close properly when the heart pumps out blood. It is the abnormal leaking of blood backwards from the left ventricle, through the mitral valve, into the left atrium, when the left ventricle contracts, i.e. there is regurgitation of blood back into the left atrium. Mitral regurgitation is the most common form of valvular heart disease.
Symptoms associated with Mitral regurgitation are:
· Tachycardia and many more.
The pathophysiology of MR can be broken into three phases of the disease process:
· Acute Phase
· Chronic Phase
· Decompensated phase.
Cardiology research Journals like Clinical Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine (CCCM) provides a global open access platform to put forth the ongoing research, reviews on Mitral Regurgitation.