• blood
  • When the heart beats, blood is pushed out of the ventricle and into the blood vessels that carry it to the rest of your body. (aafp.org)
  • The echocardiogram is a special picture of your heart that shows your valve as the blood flows through it. (aafp.org)
  • The blue arrow shows the direction in which oxygen-poor blood flows through the heart to the lungs. (nih.gov)
  • The red arrow shows the direction in which oxygen-rich blood flows from the lungs into the heart and then out to the body. (nih.gov)
  • As a result, not enough blood flows through the valve. (nih.gov)
  • Atresia occurs if a heart valve lacks an opening for blood to pass through. (nih.gov)
  • Historically, the term mitral valve prolapse syndrome has been applied to MVP associated with palpitations, atypical chest pain, dyspnea on exertion, low body mass index, and electrocardiogram abnormalities in the setting of anxiety, syncope, low blood pressure, and other signs suggestive of autonomic nervous system dysfunction. (wikipedia.org)
  • changes
  • The cardinal anatomic changes of the valve include leaflet thickening, commissural fusion, and shortening and thickening of the tendinous cords. (wikipedia.org)
  • alone
  • Of 25 relatives screened, 8 had evidence of both myotonic dystrophy and mitral valve prolapse and 2 had evidence of myotonic dystrophy alone. (annals.org)
  • Thirteen patients had evidence of neither condition and 1 had mitral valve prolapse alone. (annals.org)
  • shows
  • Figure 1 shows the location of the heart in the body. (nih.gov)
  • Figure B shows a cross-section of a healthy heart and its inside structures. (nih.gov)
  • currently
  • She has been cared for by three cardiologists for her mitral valve prolapse and currently takes a low dose of a beta blocker for this condition. (lexic.us)