A replacement heart valve can give a new lease of life to people with heart valve disease. Dr Pablo Lamata explains the different valve types to Senior Cardiac Nurse Emily McGrath. Plus, watch our new animations to see how healthy and replacement heart valves work.
The mitral valve apparatus consists of anterior and posterior leaflets, chordae tendineae, anterolateral and posteromedial papillary muscles, and mitral annulus. Any aberrations of the mitral valve apparatus, due to mechanical, traumatic, infectious, degenerative, congenital, or metabolic causes, may lead to mitral regurgitation (MR).