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Echocardiogram of the month
Severe pulmonary hypertension caused by untreated mitral stenosis. It still happens in the XXI century

Andrzej Wojtarowicz, Małgorzata Czechowska, Edyta Płońska
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(1):93-95.

open access

Vol 64, No 1 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-01-23
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 58 years old patient with extremely severe mitral stenosis. Several years ago she denied surgical treatment despite qualification by cardiologists. At present hospitalisation mitral valve area was calculated as 0,5 cm2 with systolic right ventricular systolic pressure of 125 mmHg. Right ventricle was hypertrophied and extremely enlarged as well as both atria. Surprisingly she was still in sinus rhythm and had no thrombi in the left atrium. Patient died before scheduled surgery because of cardiac decompensation and renal insufficiency.

Abstract

We present a case of a 58 years old patient with extremely severe mitral stenosis. Several years ago she denied surgical treatment despite qualification by cardiologists. At present hospitalisation mitral valve area was calculated as 0,5 cm2 with systolic right ventricular systolic pressure of 125 mmHg. Right ventricle was hypertrophied and extremely enlarged as well as both atria. Surprisingly she was still in sinus rhythm and had no thrombi in the left atrium. Patient died before scheduled surgery because of cardiac decompensation and renal insufficiency.
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Keywords

mitral stenosis; pulmonary hypertension; echocardiography

About this article
Title

Echocardiogram of the month
Severe pulmonary hypertension caused by untreated mitral stenosis. It still happens in the XXI century

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 1 (2006)

Pages

93-95

Published online

2006-01-23

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(1):93-95.

Keywords

mitral stenosis
pulmonary hypertension
echocardiography

Authors

Andrzej Wojtarowicz
Małgorzata Czechowska
Edyta Płońska

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