Mitral valve prolapse

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(MVP; Floppy Valve Syndrome; Barlow’s Syndrome; Click-Murmur Syndrome)

Mitral valve prolapse – Definition

Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common, usually benign heart disorder. The mitral valve controls blood flow between the upper (atrium) and lower (ventricle) chambers on the left side of the heart. Normally, blood should only flow in one direction, from the upper chamber into the lower chamber. In MVP, the valve flaps don’t work properly; part of the valve balloons into the atrium, which may be associated with blood flowing in the wrong direction, or leaking back into the atrium.

Mitral stenosis in adult

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(Mitral Valve Stenosis — Adult)

Mitral stenosis in adult – Definition

Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve in the heart. This valve is located between the atrium (upper chamber) and the ventricle (lower pumping chamber) of the left side of the heart. Blood must flow from the atrium, through the mitral valve, and into the ventricle before being pumped out into the rest of the body. Mitral stenosis results in inadequate blood flow between the two left chambers, and therefore too little blood and oxygen being pumped throughout the body.

Hypoglycemia

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(Low Blood Glucose; Low Blood Sugar)

Hypoglycemia – Definition

Glucose is a type of sugar. It is your body’s main source of energy. Hypoglycemia is a condition where the level of glucose in your blood becomes low enough to cause symptoms. For most people, this level is around 50 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl), though anything below 70 mg/dl is considered below normal. When blood glucose drops too low, your body does not have enough energy to function properly.