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1) the shorter the A2 Opening Snap duration the greater the the severity of stenosis?!
don't you people think that if severity is more, it will take more time for the mitral valve to open in diastole? and hence LONGER the opening snap ???

2) the greater the left atrial end diastolic press the lesser the severity of stenosis???
Isn't it like this that greater the severity, lesser blood will leave left atrium and greater the end daistolic left atrial press. ?

Please somebody explain these points........

thnx in advance................ :confused::eek:
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1) the more stenosed the valve, the smaller the diameter, the shorter duration it needs to close, the shorter will be the opening snap.

2) the more left atrial end diastolic pressure, the more forces pushing blood from the LA to the LV at the end of diastole and therefore the less effects you have of a stenosed valve
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