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What causes dyspnea and abnormal breath sounds for mitral stenosis?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Mitral stenosis: When it is severe enough to cause pulmonary pressures to go up significantly, ms will cause dyspnea, if edema in bronchi or alveoli present, then abnormal breath sounds will be too.
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Pediatric Cardiology 21 years experience
Depends on severity: If severe, mitral stenosis can cause pulmonary edema or fluid buildup in the lung tissue and air spaces as a result of increasing left atrial pressure and pulmonary venous congestion. This may led to shortness of breath as well as crackles on exam.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Mitral stenosis- does this cause dyspnea and abnormal breath sounds?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Mitral stenosis: When it is severe enough to cause pulmonary pressures to go up significantly, ms will cause dyspnea, if edema in bronchi or alveoli present, then abnormal breath sounds will be too.
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