Mitral Stenosis

Mitral stenosis is a valvular heart disease characterized by the narrowing of the orifice of the mitral valve of the heart.

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Mitral Valvuloplasty - Diagnosis - Physical Examination
... Upon auscultation of an individual with mitral stenosis, the first heart sound is unusually loud and may be palpable (tapping apex beat) because of increased force in closing the mitral ... The first heart sound is made by the mitral and tricuspid heart valves closing ... M1 becomes louder in mitral stenosis ...
Mitral Stenosis - Treatment - Mitral Valvuloplasty
... Mitral valvuloplasty is a minimally invasive therapeutic procedure to correct an uncomplicated mitral stenosis by dilating the valve using a balloon ... With careful patient pre-selection, percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV) is associated with good success rates and a low rate of complications ... By far the most serious adverse event is the occurrence of acute severe mitral regurgitation ...
Mitral Valvuloplasty - Diagnosis - Cardiac Chamber Catheterization
... Another method of measuring the severity of mitral stenosis is the simultaneous left and right heart chamber catheterization ... ventricle during ventricular diastole, which is a marker for the severity of mitral stenosis ... This method of evaluating mitral stenosis tends to overestimate the degree of mitral stenosis, however, because of the time lag in the pressure tracings seen on the right heart catheterization and the slow Y ...
Mitral Valvuloplasty - Pathophysiology
... The normal area of the mitral valve orifice is about 4 to 6 cm2 ... In normal cardiac physiology, the mitral valve opens during left ventricular diastole, to allow blood to flow from the left atrium to the left ventricle ... A normal mitral valve will not impede the flow of blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle during (ventricular) diastole, and the pressures in the ...