Mitral valve replacement

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Prior cardiac valve surgery. Shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Mitral valve replacement.

Mild cardiomegaly.

Upper lobe venous distension in keeping with pulmonary venous hypertension.

Case Discussion

These are the typical appearances of a metallic mitral valve replacement.

The left paramedian position, relatively large diameter valve and orientation of the valve are all consistent with a mitral valve.

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Case information

rID: 56832
Published: 24th Nov 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Cardiac
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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