Jacob Udell

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Diagnosis and Management of Mitral Stenosis

I. Mitral Stenosis: What every physician needs to know. Mitral stenosis (MS) results in obstruction to left ventricular (LV) inflow and is defined by a diastolic pressure gradient between the left atrium (LA) and ventricle. Rheumatic fever following infection with group A beta-hemolytic strep (GABS) is by far the most common etiology. Other causes of…

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