Mitral stenosis

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Eldery patient under the care of the cardiologists, admitted with acute on chronic shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years old
Gender: Male
X-ray

Many of the features of mitral stenosis are present:

a. A splayed subcarinal angle

b. A double right heart border

c. Cardiomegaly

 

Case Discussion

Mitral stenosis is less commonly seen in contemporary medicine, due to a reduced incidence of rheumatic fever.

Historically this has been the commonest cause of mitral stenosis.

 

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Case information

rID: 27015
Case created: 18th Jan 2014
Last edited: 22nd Mar 2017
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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