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Mitral Stenosis - Moderate Reference Guide

Mitral Stenosis - Moderate

This is an example of moderate mitral stenosis which is most commonly due to rheumatic heart disease. The first heart sound is increased in intensity due to moderate thickening of the mitral valve leaflets. The second heart sound is normal and unsplit Systole is silent. There is an opening snap 75 milliseconds into diastole. As mitral stenosis becomes more severe, the opening snap will occur earlier in diastole. The opening snap is followed by a diamond shaped low frequency murmur. Use the bell of the stethoscope to hear this murmur. There is a second murmur in late diastole due to contraction of the left atrium. In the animation you can see the turbulent blood flow from the left atrium into the left ventricle. You can see the moderately thickened mitral valve leaflets and the moderately enlarged left atrium. The excursion of the mitral valve leaflets is moderately decreased.


Auscultation Sound From Lesson

auscultation sound from lesson
waveform


Patient Recording

patient heart or lung sound
Mitral Stenosis - Moderate


Patient Recording - Half Speed Playback

patient heart or lung sound
Mitral Stenosis - Moderate


Position

Patient position
The patient's position should be supine left side down.

Listening Tips

S1:Increased intensity
Diastole:Opening snap followed by diamond shaped, low-pitched murmur


Waveform (Phonocardiogram)





Observe Cardiac Animation

In this animation observe the turbulent blood flow from the left atrium into the left ventricle. You can see the moderately thickened mitral valve leaflets and the moderately enlarged left atrium. The excursion of the mitral valve leaflets is moderately decreased.

Mitral Stenosis - Moderate | Description, Audio and Animations | #97

Authors and Reviewers

Authored by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD and Diane Wrigley, PA.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN.
Last Update: 12/06/2021

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