Pathology of mitral valve stenosis and pure mitral regurgitation--Part II.


This two-part article examines the histologic and morphologic basis for stenotic and purely regurgitant mitral valves. In Part I, conditions producing mitral valve stenosis were reviewed. In over 99% of stenotic mitral valves, the etiology is rheumatic disease. Other rare causes of mitral stenosis include congenitally malformed valves, active infective… (More)


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