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Mitral Stenosis Murmur
Venous Return: In general when you expire (breath out) you decrease the amount of venous return to the right side of the heart but increases blood volume going to the left heart. Left sided murmurs will increase in intensity with expiration and right sided murmurs will increase in intensity/sound with inspiration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mitral stenosis is a narrowing and stiffening of the heart valve separating the top and bottom chambers of the left side of the heart. This narrowing makes it more difficult for blood from the top chamber of the heart to flow to the bottom chamber. Many cases of mitral stenosis are caused by a prior ...Read more
Pulmonary HTN: You're correct. Mitral stenosis produces a diastolic rumble or murmur. However, as mitral stenosis worsens patients develop pulmonary hypertension. This in turn will increase the pressure in the right ventricle which could induce a normal tricuspid valve to leak. This murmur would be systolic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mitral regurgitation: Mr murmur is an early systolic, holosystolic, or also referred to as blowing systolic murmur best heard over the apex radiating to the left axilla. Aortic stenosis is an ejection systolic murmur best heard over the right upper stern all border, radiating to the neck, and there may be an ejection systolic click heard over same area and apex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: The pitch is different. Also, each is better heard in a different location in the chest, and the duration of the murmur during the cardiac cycle are different. ...Read more
Ms: The murmur becomes more audible in that position. ...Read more
With mitral stenosis -- what is the point of listening to my heart when they always just do a cardiac echo anyway?
Some: Heart murmurs are benign (not medically important) while others can be life threatening. The sounds you here only confirm a murmer is present and a possible location. The echo confirms the diagnosis and allows us to quantify its severity and effect on the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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