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Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body's connective tissue. Connective tissue holds the body's cells, organs, and other tissue together. Connective tissue is also important in growth and development.
Mitral valve regurgitation is when the mitral valve in the heart is leaky. It's also known as mitral insufficiency. The mitral valve is one of the heart's four valves. These valves help the blood flow through the heart's four chambers ...
The mitral valve sits between the left atrium and left ventricle. It's job is to keep blood flowing in the right direction. Mitral valve prolapse is the bulging of the valve causing blood to leak backwards.