Chapter 11

Mitral Stenosis

What you will learn

This chapter deals with the different features of rheumatic heart disease. Among other things, you will find out about the pitfalls when trying to quantify the severity of mitral stenosis.

  • Cause of mitral stenosis
  • Hemodynamics
  • Prognosis
  • Features
  • How to image mitral stenosis
  • Quantification
  • Indication for surgery/valvuloplasty
  • Follow-up treatment after valvuloplasy
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The internet course “Mitral Stenosis” is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 1 hours of External CME credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

In compliance with EBAC/ EACCME guidelines, all speakers/ chairpersons participating in this programme have disclosed potential conflicts of interest that might cause a bias in the presentations. The Organising Committee is responsible for ensuring that all potential conflicts of interest relevant to the programme are declared to the audience prior to the CME activities. More information