Vasodilators for Mitral Valve Regurgitation
How It Works
Vasodilators work on different substances in the body to help widen (dilate) blood vessels.
These medicines might help mitral valve regurgitation because the wider blood vessel reduces resistance in blood flow and makes it easier for blood to move forward from the left atrium to the left ventricle to the aorta. This helps reduce the amount of blood that leaks backward through the valve into the left atrium.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology