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(beta) Blockers have important role in pulmonary oedema due to mitral stenosis

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 10 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:376
  1. Celia M Oakleya
  1. Professor of clinical cardiology Hammersmith Hospital, London W12 0NN

    EDITOR,—I read with interest C A Morley and B A Lim's Lesson of the Week about previously undiagnosed mitral valve disease causing abrupt deterioration in pregnancy.1 Colleagues and I have had similar experience of young Asian women with pulmonary oedema due to mitral stenosis.

    Most of these patients are in sinus rhythm. As the authors say, the patients …

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