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What Is The Difference Between Mitral Regurgitation And Mitral Stenosis
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
See details: One is a persistent rash and the other is not. ...Read more
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
No: No, there is no proof that this works ...Read more
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
Ms: The murmur becomes more audible in that position. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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