What are the tests for mitral stenosis?

Echo, cath. Echocardiogram is the most common test for mitral stenosis, as the structure and function of the valve can be assessed visually. Cxr can give information regarding chamber size and valve calcification. Ekg and holter monitor can reveal atrial fibrilation, a common arrhythmia associated with mitral stenosis. Heart cath would reveal the hemodynamics and the need for surgical intervention.

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Can a mini echo test (in hospital) rule out Mitral Valve Prolapse or Mitral Stenosis? The doctor did an ultrasound last night and said everything looked good. Can't afford full echo but he said I need one to fully rule out any valve problem

A full exam. Using Radiology based ECHO/ULTRASOUND equipment is necessary to complteley rule out any cardiac valve pathology but the "mini-echo office based" equipment can detect SIGNIFICANT issues! Hope this helps! Need more information to comment more about this! Hope this helps Dr Z. Read more...
Echo . A pocket echo done by a cardiologist who has examined the patient can give reasonable assurance about valves being normal. If a question remains, a detailed full size echo would be needed. A quick look by a noncardiologist could be less reliable. . Read more...
Yes. An echocardiogram (US be it a focused study of mitral valve with handheld machine or traditional US), can definitvely evaluate mitral valve prolapse and mitral stenosis if study done well. Read more...

Can a mini echo test (in hospital) rule out Mitral Valve Prolapse or Mitral Stenosis? The doctor did an ultrasound last night and said everything looked good. Can't afford full echo but he said I need one to fully rule out any valve problem.

Did he listen to you. Usually people with MVP are a symptomatic . Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the opening where the valve is. The excuse sounds fishy to me. NYC has great places for cardiology. Go to one of those. Read more...
Careful. Always get. copy & view the echo video images yourself & work to understand. Echo quality varies extremely widely, Mitral valve usually viewed from 4 viewpoints (short & long axis, apical & subcostal) in usual transthoracic echos. Mitral prolapse is a visual judgement, widely varying by viewer & rarely of real importance long term. Mitral leak & amount=important issue, Mitral stenosis=rare & very important. Read more...
Poor test. Why did the doc dis the test for the first time See a specialist ask for referral to a radiologist// cardiologist for detailed examination if needed - a board certified trained physician to interpret the test. Read more...

26, overweight with left-side chest & burning pain & breast sore for 4 months. Palpalations almost everyday/all day. EKG, stress test, blood (troponin I <0.02) and ultrasound normal. How likely am I to have MVP or Mitral Stenosis? I have bad Gerd.

Stomach or heart. Valvular heart disease, although possible, is less likely unless other symptoms appear. Seems most cardiac tests have been done to rule in heart problems. To evaluate for valve problems, one would check an echocardiogram (ultrasound of your heart). Are you compliant with your GERD medications? If so, speak with your gastroenterologist for alternative therapy or even titration of your current meds. Read more...

What is mitral stenosis?

Narrowing . Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the valve that controls the flow of blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle of the heart. This can have many causes and, depending upon the severity of the stenosis, may or may not cause symptoms. This must be followed, because the degree of stenosis can increase over time and require replacement. Read more...
Mitral valve. The mitral valve has to open properly to let blood flow into the left ventricle from the atrium. If it doesn't, we call this stenosis. It has to close to keep the blood flowing toward the body, if it doesn't we call this regurgitation or insufficiency. Either or both problems can exist with the valve if its abnormal. Insufficiency is more common. Read more...

What is mitral stenosis?

Valve tightening. This is a situation where the mitral valve is tight, producing some restriction to blood flowing through.It can either be something a person is born with or something that is caused by disease. Read more...

Is mitral stenosis inherited?

Not usually. Most mitral stenosis is not inherited and is a result of rheumatic fever but rarely it is congenital, that is you are born with it. One form of congenital mitral stenosis includes an atrial septal defect and is called lutembacher's syndrome. It was described by rene lutembacher. Read more...
Yes but rare! Mitral stenosis can be inherited although rare. Some of the congenital causes of mitral stenosis include parachute mitral valve (the strings that tether the valves are attached to one papillary muscle instead of two), double orifice mitral valve where instead of one large opening it has two small openings, small rim of the valve known as hypoplasia of the annulus and congenital thickening/fusion. Read more...

What is mild mitral stenosis?

Mitral valve. The mitral valve has to open properly to let blood flow into the left ventricle from the atrium. If it doesn't, we call this stenosis. It has to close to keep the blood flowing toward the body, if it doesn't we call this regurgitation or insufficiency. Either or both problems can exist with the valve if its abnormal. Insufficiency is more common. Read more...
Narrowing. Mitral stenosis is a thickening of the mitral valve leaflets. This results in narrowing that restricts blood flow through the valve. Ms is rated as mild, moderate, or severe. Severe ms usually requires valve surgery. Mild does not cause symptoms but should be monitored periodically. Read more...