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Old 09-11-2011
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Hi all:

Can someone please tell me why mitral valve prolapse can be enhanced by decreased venous return, instead of increased TPR? Since miral/tricuspid regurgitation can be enhanced by increased TPR, by the same token, why mitral valve is not like that?

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looks like the reflectory increase in heart rate is responsible for it
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