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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

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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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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