Sentence Examples

  • Atrioventricular canal defect (also called endocardial cushion defect or atrioventricular septal defect) is a large hole in the septum, accompanied by abnormal tricuspid and mitral valves that are not formed as individual valves.
  • Mitral valve prolapse-A heart defect in which the mitral valve of the heart (which normally controls blood flow from the left atrium to the left ventricle) becomes floppy.
  • Between 75 and 85% of children with Marfan have loose or "floppy" mitral valves, which are the valves that separate the chambers of the heart.
  • When these valves do not cover the opening between the chambers completely, the condition is called mitral valve prolapse.
  • Some children develop a curvature in the spine, flat feet, and a heart condition known as mitral valve prolapse.