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Case 48 : 17.07.09

History :
A 70 year old woman attended outpatients complaining of shortness of breath.

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Questions :

The chest radiograph shows the patient has an enlarged heart.

What chamber of the heart is enlarged ?

What are the signs to look for to determine which chamber is enlarged ?

What valve has been replaced ?

What complications are present ?



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