Published in Physician Law Weekly, March 23rd, 2005
Such people are five times more likely to die of a heart problem or develop heart failure or an irregular heartbeat than those with mild leakage, researchers at the Mayo Clinic reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Their study involved the mitral valve, which connects the upper left chamber with the heart's main pumping chamber. If the valve's two flaps don't close tightly, blood can leak back into the...
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