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A 43-year-old man comes to the physician for a ...

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hyperfukus  this link is great! they're still kind of close together :( its so hard to tell for me w/o reference of the others +  
hyperfukus  this link is great! they're still kind of close together :( its so hard to tell for me w/o reference of the others +  




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submitted by step1soon(18),

https://radiologykey.com/valvular-heart-disease/

Look at where the cusps are pointing → upwards therefore aortic. if cusps were downward → then mitral valve would be the right answer







I was stuck between mitral and aortic and went with aortic because the L ventricle looks enlarged, possibly hinting that the patient had aortic stenosis.