Mitral Valve Disease

  • Corrado Tamburino
  • Gian Paolo Ussia


Mitral stenosis is an obstruction of blood flow from the left atrium to the left ventricle. It is generally caused by rheumatic heart disease [1, 2]. Other causes of mitral stenosis are: severe calcification of the valve leaflets, congenital defects of the mitral valve, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), tumors, left atrial thrombi, vegetations due to endocarditis, and causes linked to prior device implants.


Mitral Valve Left Atrium Mitral Regurgitation Coronary Sinus Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Corrado Tamburino
    • 1
  • Gian Paolo Ussia
    • 2
  1. 1.Ferrarotto HospitalUniversity of Catania, ETNA FoundationCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Cardiology DivisionFerrarotto HospitalCataniaItaly

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