Multiple Choice Question of the Week : Echo-04 : [Answer]


40-year-old male performs an echocardiogram for the presence of systolic mitral murmur during the physical examination.

What do you think about the morphology of this mitral valve?

A) Rheumatic mitral stenosis
B) Fibroelastic degeneration
C) Barlow’s disease
D) Presence of endocarditis

Right answer is: C) Barlow’s disease

Mitral valve is characterized by excessive myxomatous tissue with bileaflet prolapse and chordal lengthening.

Additionally, this type of valve is often associated with mitral fibrous annulus disjunction, as in this case.

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