mitral stenosis


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mitral stenosis

[′mī·trəl stə′nō·səs]
(medicine)
Obstruction of the mitral valve, usually due to narrowing of the orifice.
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5 Acute rheumatic fever has been reported to be the chief causative factor for mitral stenosis (as a component of rheumatic heart disease) in developing countries as demonstrated in the study by Bashi et al.
Specifics of technique in percutaneous mitral commissurotomy in a case of dextrocardia and situs inversus with mitral stenosis.
At last, in the 1920s, two surgeons performed operations for mitral stenosis with recovery of the patient.
It is important not to confuse this with a calcified mitral valve, which occurs in mitral stenosis due to rheumatic heart disease (Figure 4) and which is quite rare in developed countries.
Mitral valve regurgitation is the most common reason for mitral valve replacement, since most patients with mitral stenosis can be treated by a percutaneous procedure (1).
Mitral stenosis is another common source of cardiac thrombus from the atrium.
Mitral stenosis (MS) is often missed but potentially lethal.
Lisa, a single mum, has suffered from the heart condition congenital mitral stenosis since she was born.
She most recently presented with a progressive dysrhythmia and was found to have prosthetic aortic stenosis and mitral stenosis with extensive calcification.