mitralization

mitralization

 [mi″tral-ĭ-za´shun]
a straightening of the left border of the cardiac shadow, commonly seen radiographically in mitral stenosis.

mi·tral·i·za·tion

(mī'tră-li-zā'shŭn),
Straightening of the left heart border on a chest radiograph due to prominence of the left atrial appendage or the pulmonary outflow tract; an unreliable indication of mitral valve disease.

mitralization

/mi·tral·iza·tion/ (mi″tril-ĭ-za´shun) a straightening of the left border of the cardiac shadow, commonly seen radiographically in mitral stenosis.

mi·tral·i·za·tion

(mī'tral'ī-zā'shŭn)
Straightening of the left heart border on a chest radiograph due to prominence of the left atrial appendage or the pulmonary outflow tract; an unreliable indication of mitral valve disease.

Patient discussion about mitralization

Q. what do you do with a broken heart? I HAD A ECHO DONE THIS WEEK AND CONCLUSION WAS: 1)SEVERE MIRTAL REGURGITATION WITH LEFT ATRIAL DILATATION 2)LOW NORMAL LV FUNCTION CHEST X RAY IMPRESSION WAS: 1)NORMAL SIZE HEART WITH PROMINENT LEFT HEART BORDER. 2)PROMINENT MARKINGS WITH PROMINENT CHANGES. 3)THE BONES ARE OSTEOPENIC. BLOOD TEST....CHEMISTRY B TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE HIGH 260

A. The left atrial dilatation is likely the cause of the elevated beta natriuretic peptide. A cardiologist should be able to talk with you about dealing with the mitral valve regurgitation.

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