Mitral stenosis

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


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

Patient Data

Age: 80 years old
Gender: Male

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
Published: 18th Jan 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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