Mitral heart

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Elderly patient with shortness of breath. Cardiology clinic attendee.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female

Cardiomegaly, even allowing for the AP projection.

Splaying of the carina.

Enlarged left atrial appendage.

Double right heart border from the enlarged left atrium.

Case Discussion

The radiograph exhibits the 'full house' of features of a mitral heart due to mitral stenosis.


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Case information

rID: 56412
Published: 30th Oct 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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