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Mitral stenosis




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Echo LPLA view
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Mitral stenosis generally creates a characteristic configuration dominated by enlargement of the left atrium. Note that the left mainstem bronchus is elevated and lies more horizontal than normal. The tissue boundary angulated away from the spinal column below the left mainstem bronchus represents the lateral boundary of the enlarged left atrium.

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