Mitral Valve Disease
The mitral valve, located between the heart's left upper and lower chambers, has two flaps. These flaps open to allow blood to pass from the atrium to the ventricle. When the heart relaxes and the ventricle fills, the pressure causes the flaps to close.
Mitral valve disease occurs when your mitral valve stops opening and closing properly.
The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute's Center for Mitral Valve Disease is a leader in diagnosing and treating mitral valve disease, including mitral stenosis and mitral regurgitation.