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Senile non-rheumatic mitral valve calcification



That is the chest radiograph of a lady in her late 80s with a historical past of hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart failure, and atrial fibrillation (fig 1). She had been referred due to fever and worsening dyspnoea. Examination confirmed bilateral lung crackles, a grade 4/6 blowing excessive pitched holosystolic murmur of mitral regurgitation, and a grade 3/4 low pitched mid-diastolic rumbling murmur of mitral stenosis over the apex. The radiograph confirmed pulmonary congestion, and a closely calcified mitral valve (arrow) and aortic ring. A subsequent echocardiogram confirmed extreme mitral calcification, extreme mitral regurgitation, average mitral stenosis, and gentle aortic stenosis.bmj;384/mar21_10/e076186/F1F1f1Fig 1Non-rheumatic mitral calcification is a persistent, progressive course of associated to ageing and atherosclerosis. It’s generally related to aortic calcification, diastolic dysfunction, and atrial fibrillation.1 Mitral calcification could cause extreme dysfunction that may want surgical intervention when possible. The affected person was suggested in opposition to valve substitute surgical procedure due to her comorbidities and excessive…

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