Prolapso de la válvula mitral

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Prolapso de la válvula mitral

El prolapso de la válvula mitral es un trastorno en el cual la válvula mitral no cierra adecuadamente durante la fase de contracción del corazón. Cuando esto ocurre, la sangre retorna a la aurícula izquierda. Algunos de los síntomas son palpitaciones, dolor torácico, dificultad para respirar después de realizar un esfuerzo, fatiga, tos e insuficiencia respiratoria al estar acostado.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/04/2012
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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