Mitral Stenosis

  • Kirti Johal
  • Lawrence Lau
  • M. Elizabeth Card


The diagnosis of mitral stenosis has many important clinical implications, making it important to differentiate from other cardiac pathology. However, there are several key auscultation hallmarks which assist the physician in detecting and diagnosing the valve abnormality. Because severe clinical manifestations such as pulmonary hypertension and atrial fibrillation may result from progression of this mitral valve disease, it is our goal to detail quick diagnostic features for the bedside physician to utilize.


Mitral stenosis Opening snap Diastolic murmur Rheumatic fever Auscultation 

Supplementary material

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Video 11.1 Mitral Stenosis in a female patient, as described by Dr. W. Proctor Harvey (File 169 from Clinical Cardiology by W. Proctor Harvey, MD, MACC, Jules Bedynek, MD, and David Canfield and published by Laennec Publishing Inc., Fairfield, NJ. Used with permission and copyrighted by Laennec Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.) (MP4 2141 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Georgetown University School of Medicine, Georgetown University HospitalWashingtonUSA

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