Mitral Stenosis

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cokeman118
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12532
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Mitral Stenosis
Updated:
2010-03-30 17:53:03
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valve stenosis
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Mitral Stenosis
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  1. Mitral Stenosis: Causes
    Nearly ALL cases caused by RHEUMATIC FEVER

    congenital

    endocarditis
  2. Mitral Stenosis: What Happens?
    Causes LEFT ATRIUM to DILATE

    STRETCHING of LEFT ATRIUM = A-FIB

    BACKUP INTO PULMONARY SYSTEM

    SHORTNESS OF BREATH

    • PULMONARY HTN
    • RIGHT HEART FAILURE
  3. Mitral Stenosis: MURMUR
    • DIASTOLIC MURMUR
    • Occurs AFTER S2

    • stiff valve snaps open
    • Timing of snap reflects severity

    • The earlier the opening
    • The More severe the stenosis

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