Mitral Insufficiency

Mitral/mitral regurgitation (acute mitral regurgitation) is a disorder in which the heart's mitral valve suddenly does not close properly, causing blood to leak (back-flow) into the left atrium (upper heart chamber) when the left ventricle (lower heart chamber) contracts.


  • Chest pain, unrelated to coronary artery disease or a heart attack
  • Cough
  • Palpitations
  • Rapid breathing
  • Shortness of breath

Location Information

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MedStar Harbor Hospital
3001 South Hanover St.
Gruehn Bldg. Suite 216
Baltimore, MD 21225