DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for mitral valve insufficiency

Mitral valve insufficiency [DOID:11502]

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 from the left ventricle, through the mitral valve, and into the left atrium, when the left ventricle contracts, i.e. there is regurgitation of blood back into the left atrium. MR is the most common form of valvular heart disease.

Synonyms:  mitral valve insufficiency,  DOID:11502,  Mitral valve incompetence,  mitral regurgitation