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What is the difference between mitral regurgitation and mitral stenosis?

What is the difference between mitral regurgitation and mitral stenosis?

Blockage vs leaking: In stenosis the valve opening is to small which interferes with forward flow. Regurgitation is a leaking of the blood backwards. Not uncommonly both occur in the same patient. ...Read more

Dr. Irving Harper
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Mitral Regurgitation (Definition)

A disorder of the heart in which the mitral valve, separating left atrium and left ventricle does not close properly. When the heart pumps out blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle through the incompetent valve, it leads to the abnormal leaking of blood from the left ventricle back ...Read more


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Are mitral regurgitation and mitral stenosis the same?

Are mitral regurgitation and mitral stenosis the same?

No: Regurgitation is when the valves don't close properly and blood back flows
stenosis is when the opening is narrowed making the outflow reduced. ...Read more

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Do you know are mitral regurgitation and mitral stenosis the same thing?

Do you know are mitral regurgitation and mitral stenosis the same thing?

Different: The mitral valve sits between the left atrium, which receives blood from the lungs, and the left ventricle, which pumps blood to the body. Mitral regurgitation is "backleak" of blood from the left ventricle back to the left atrium. Mitral stenosis is restricted opening of the valve, partially blocking blood flowing from the atrium to the ventricle. Both can exist in the same patient. ...Read more

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Is mitral regurgitation the same thing as? Mitral stenosis?

Is mitral regurgitation the same thing as? Mitral stenosis?

Not exactly: Mitral regurgitation (mitral valve regurgitation, mitral incompetence, mitral insufficiency) is leakage of blood backward through the mitral valve each time the left ventricle contracts. ...Read more

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Patched Vsd, aortic stenosis mitral regurgitation. Going to dentist w/ prophylaxis. 24 M. What chances do I have of getting endocarditis?

Discuss w/ dentist: This is something that you need to have your dentist and physician discuss to determine what if any precautions must be determined. In all likelihood they will recommend the use of a pre treatment antibiotic but again that must be determined by these health care professionals. ...Read more

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Difference between the characteristics of mitral stenosis and mitral regurgitaion?

Difference between the characteristics of mitral stenosis and mitral regurgitaion?

Blocked vs Leaking: Stenosis means the valve does not open enough and restricts the flow of blood thru the valve. Regugitation means the valve leaks when closed and allows blood to flow in reverese. Both cause the hear to have to work harder. Mitral regurge is much more common than stenosis in industrialized nations because antibiotics used to treat strep infections have reduced rheumatic fever rates. ...Read more

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How can there be a systolic murmur in mitral stenosis without regurgitation in the mitral area?

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 more

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What is the difference between aortic stenosis and a? Mitral regurgitation murmur?

What is the difference between aortic stenosis and a? Mitral regurgitation murmur?

Sound: Typically tonal quality and location. I don't normally defer to the web but there are some great valve sound resources on the web, check them out for a detailed explaination. ...Read more

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What are the differences between aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation murmur?

What are the differences between aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation murmur?

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

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How are aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation murmur different?

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 more

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What are the treatments for mitral stenosis?

What are the treatments for mitral stenosis?

Mitral stenosis: If severe, mitral stenosis is treated either with balloon valvuloplasty if the valve is not too calcified, or valve replacement. ...Read more

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What valve narrowing results in mitral stenosis?

What valve narrowing results in mitral stenosis?

Mitral Valve: The mitral keeps oxygenated blood flowing in one direction from the left atrium to the left ventricle. ...Read more

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How are tight mitral stenosis & severe mitral stenosis different?

How are tight mitral stenosis & severe mitral stenosis different?

Unsure: "tight" mitral stenosis is not an official medical term.
Severe mitral stenosis, as one could imagine is a higher degree of obstruction at the valve with greater consequences on blood flow (cardiac output) and greater consequences on the lungs (buildup of fluid in the lungs.). ...Read more

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Can children have mitral stenosis, if so, does this mean it was genetic?

Can children have mitral stenosis, if so, does this mean it was genetic?

Yes: Children may have mitral stenosis. While it is known that there are genes responsible for the direction of cardiac development, mitral stenosis is not specifically linked to a genetic mutation in most cases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the pathophysiology and natural history of mitral stenosis?

Complex: Ultimately mitral stenosis would cause heart failure. The treatment is relief of the stenosis, either by mitral balloon valvuloplasty or mitral valve replacement. This is something that really needs a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Why does a patient with mitral stenosis lay on his left side during auscultation?

Better to hear: It positions the tip of the left ventricle closer to the chest wall so that thye stethoscope has a better chance of hearing the low pitched murmur. ...Read more

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Hi doc I wann to ask that my fiance has mitral stenosis snd I geeting anngaged since last 1year. I wann to ask that what I have do?

Severity: Severity is key, need to know how bad it is so start by going with her to the doctor if she will let you and ask questions. ...Read more

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How does mitral stenosis affect the heart?

Mitral valve: Valves are like doors, they have to open and close. Mitral stenosis is when the mitral valve doesn't open enough. This causes shortness of breath by forcing lung pressure up. Repair or replacement of the symptomatic valve improves the problem, if surgery possible, medical therapy less effective long term. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between mitral facies and mitral stenosis?

Mitral stenosis: Mitral stenosis is narrowing of the mitral valve usually from rheumatic fever as a long term complication. Mitral facies is only a descriptive term of the thin face seen in many patients with long term mitral stenosis. ...Read more

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What causes dyspnea and abnormal breath sounds for mitral stenosis?

What causes dyspnea and abnormal breath sounds for mitral stenosis?

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. ...Read more

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How could mitral stenosis be complicated by pulmonary fibrosis?

How could mitral stenosis be complicated by pulmonary fibrosis?

Can't fix it: The two conditions are separate but both lead to similar symptoms. So fixing the mitral valve might not resolve the symptoms as anticipated. Fixing the valve is also made riskier by the lung problem. So one complicates the other. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat mitral stenosis?

Depends: Depends on severity as per cutaneous (valvuloplasty) or surgery (usually replacement) are reserved for symptomatic & advanced cases that no longer respond to medications which is first line option. If intervention is required than echocardiography is used to determine if surgery or balloon valvuloplasty is best option. Talk to your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Are there any drugs that can help mitral stenosis?

More below: Yes. Diuretics and beta blockers however mitral stenosis will lead to death if the valve area is less than 1 cm2 and it remains untreated (surgically). ...Read more

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Why there is no pain associated with mitral stenosis?

Mitral Stenosis: For starters, there are no specific pain fibers in the heart. When the valve is stenotic (narrowed) it impedes flow between the left atrium and ventricle. This causes enlargement of the left atrium and elevation of pressure in that chamber and pulmonary circulation. The symptom is then not pain but shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mitral stenosis. Is it getting worse?

What to do if I have mitral stenosis. Is it getting worse?

Depends: Mitral stenosis as it progresses causes the Left atrium to enlarge and can cause a-Fib. This can lead to increased pulmonary pressures which can lead to right heart failure. So there is a drop in cardiac out put from deceased pre-load and severe pulmonary hypertension leading to edema, ascites, etc. The drs can do a surface echo, TEE, right and left heart cath to evaluate and time the surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for mitral stenosis?

Not exactly: There are several treatment options but no medicine can open the valve. These treatments can reduce the blockage but the falve is still abnormal or replaced with an artificial valve. Sometime a ballon can be inserted thru the valve to stretch it open and improve flow. Rarely can the valve be repaired (unlike a leaking valve which is usually repaired). It can be replaced with an artificial valve. ...Read more

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Is mitral stenosis fatal? Can it be cured?

See below: Ms (mitral stenosis) is not fatal if treated appropriately. Once diagnosed, close follow up necessary. If the patient develops symptoms such as shortness of breath, afib, pulmonary hypertension, chf, . ..Or a mean gradients> 10, mitral valve area <1. For best results, surgical replacement is required. Balloon valvuloplasty is possible but not all patients are candidates. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Binford
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Mitral Stenosis (Definition)

Mitral stenosis is a valvular heart disease which narrows the opening of the mitral valve. This decrease the flow of blood flow from the left atrium to the left ...Read more


Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more