Mitral

  • (adj): Relating to or resembling the miter worn by some clerics.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on mitral:

Mitral Valvuloplasty - Cause
... Almost all cases of mitral stenosis are due to disease in the heart secondary to rheumatic fever and the consequent rheumatic heart disease ... Uncommon causes of mitral stenosis are calcification of the mitral valve leaflets, and as a form of congenital heart disease ... However, there are primary causes of mitral stenosis that emanate from a cleft mitral valve ...
Mitral Valvuloplasty
... Mitral stenosis is a valvular heart disease characterized by the narrowing of the orifice of the mitral valve of the heart ...
Mitral Valvuloplasty - Natural History
... The natural history of mitral stenosis secondary to rheumatic fever (the most common cause) is an asymptomatic latent phase following the initial episode of ... Once symptoms of mitral stenosis begin to develop, progression to severe disability takes 9.2 ± 4.3 years ... In individuals who were offered mitral valve surgery but refused, survival with medical therapy alone was 44 ± 6% at 5 years, and 32 ± 8% at 10 years after they were offered correction ...
Treatment - Mitral Valvuloplasty
... Mitral valvuloplasty is a minimally invasive therapeutic procedure to correct an uncomplicated mitral stenosis by dilating the valve using a balloon ... With careful patient pre-selection, percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV) is associated with good success rates and a low rate of complications ... By far the most serious adverse event is the occurrence of acute severe mitral regurgitation ...
Atrial Fibrillation - Prognosis - Mitral Valve
... enlargement of the left atrium may cause an increase in the perimeter of the mitral valve ... The somewhat circular perimeter of the mitral valve is defined by the mitral annulus ... With a normal sinus rhythm, the mitral annulus undergoes dynamic changes during the cardiac cycle ...

More definitions of "mitral":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or located in or near the mitral valve.
    Example: "Mitral insufficiency"