Mitral valve stenosis is the result of rheumatic fever, congenital abnormality or annular calcification Echocardiographic assessment of the valve is crucial for decision making of time for intervention as well as recognition of underlying mechanism. This case highlights echocardiographic characteristics of mitral valve stenosis in the context of rheumatic heart disease in a 46 years old woman.
KeywordsMitral valve stenosis Rheumatic fever Shortness of breath
3D construction of severe, red arrow shows orifice of the valve (AVI 432 kb)
Mid-esophageal TEE shows mitral valve doming, rheumatic MV disease (AVI 404 kb)
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