mitral insufficiency

noun

: inability of the mitral valve to close perfectly permitting blood to flow back into the atrium and leading to varying degrees of heart failure

called also mitral incompetence

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“Mitral insufficiency.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mitral%20insufficiency. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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