Medical Definition of Mitral incompetence

1. The back flow of blood from the left ventricle to the left atrium through a defective mitral bicuspid valve. The most common cause for mitral regurgitation is rheumatic fever. Other causes include: myocardial infarction, massive calcification of the mitral annulus (in the elderly), lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, infectious endocarditis and ankylosing spondylitis. (13 Nov 1997)



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