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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 197-205

How to assess mitral stenosis by echo - A step-by-step approach


Institute of Cardiology, Madras Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Gnanavelu Ganesan
No. 7, Kanakkar Street, Tiruvottiyur, Chennai - 600 019, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiae.jiae_38_17

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Rheumatic mitral stenosis is the commonest valvular heart disease in developing countries. Other causes include congenital abnormalities and degenerative mitral valve disease. Mitral stenosis when it is due to rheumatic process, can be managed by percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy. Echocardiography remains the most important investigation in diagnosing and planning the managemnt of mitral stenosis. This review highlights stepwise approach for comprehensive assessment of mitral stenosis by echocardiography.


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