Mitral Valve Regurgitation
The mitral valve, located between the heart's left upper and lower chambers, has two flaps. These flaps open and close to control the flow of blood through your heart.
Mitral valve regurgitation also referred to as mitral insufficiency, occurs when your mitral valve no longer closes tightly, causing blood to travel in the wrong direction.
The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute's Center for Mitral Valve Disease specializes in the latest technology to diagnose and treat your mitral regurgitation. Whether your condition requires medication, mitral valve repair, or complete valvular replacement surgery, UPMC vascular surgeons provide you with the best type of treatment.