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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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from the discussion here, i only got tht severity of mitral stenosis also causes incr left end diastolic press. , so they are the same things, also both of them are related in the same way and by the same mechanism to A2-OS duration, bt how they are related is still a doubt for me???? :toosad:

OR i can say the other way round that, how a more stenosed valve opens earlier than a less stenosed valve?????

thanx for such a nice explanation, now i got it............
seems u hav pretty nice concepts......... :happy:
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