What is ‘Mitral facies’?

What is ‘Mitral facies’?

Mitral facies is a distinctive facial appearance associated with mitral stenosis [ Severe mitral stenosis]

Features – Rosy cheeks, whilst the rest of the face has a bluish tinge due to cyanosis.


  1. Low cardiac output produces – vasoconstriction
  2. Peripheral cyanosis – lips, the tip of nose, and the cheeks.
  3. Malar flush – because of vasodilation (vascular stasis) in the malar area.

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