Isolated Mitral Stenosis and RV - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 1 Forum

USMLE Step 1 Forum USMLE Step 1 Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 1 exam


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-29-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 31
Threads: 6
Thanked 14 Times in 10 Posts
Heart Isolated Mitral Stenosis and RV

Can anyone explain exact mechanism why isolated MS causes Right ventricular dilation?
(my guess is that because blood cant go through Mitral valve properly it accumulates in pulmonary veins causing too much blood in pulmonary circulation = pulmonary hypertension --> Right ventricular dilation? )
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
udonwogu (06-29-2013)



  #2  
Old 06-29-2013
udonwogu's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1 + CK
Posts: 83
Threads: 8
Thanked 49 Times in 29 Posts
Reputation: 59
Thumbs Up yeah

that is it.. Unless some1 else has a better explanation but you are right. Congestion of the pulmonary veins and the back up of blood in the pulmonary circulation causes the right ventricle to dilate though there should be some hypertrophy of the right ventricle due to this.
__________________
Do not give up on a dream because of how long it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Anastasia04 (06-29-2013)



Reply

Tags
Cardiovascular-, Pathology-

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mitral Valve Stenosis; Treatment! tyagee USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 6 06-15-2012 12:49 PM
Mitral Stenosis Clinical Findings cabreravelezmd USMLE Step 1 Forum 8 02-21-2012 04:45 PM
Why ACEI are not used in mitral stenosis! dr 2A USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 1 01-28-2012 11:20 AM
hallmark of mitral stenosis Seetal USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 5 10-28-2011 05:27 AM
Severity of MITRAL STENOSIS? shaan.medico USMLE Step 1 Forum 6 02-01-2011 09:56 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)