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Mitral regurgitation - acute Encyclopedia Search - Drug Price Search (804 words)
Acute mitral regurgitation is 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.
Acute mitral regurgitation may be the result of dysfunction or injury to the valve following a heart attack or infective endocarditis (infection of the heart valve).
Acute mitral regurgitation can rarely be controlled with medications; surgery is usually necessary to repair or replace the mitral valve (see valve replacement).
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Acute kidney failure (1085 words)
Acute renal failure is sudden loss of the ability of the kidneys to excrete wastes, concentrate urine, and conserve electrolytes.
Acute tubular necrosis (ATN) -- may occur when tissues aren't getting enough oxygen or when the renal artery is blocked or narrowed (see acute arterial occlusion of the kidney and renal artery stenosis).
In young children, hemolytic uremic syndrome is an increasingly common cause of acute renal failure.
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