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We present a rare case of a patient with severe, symptomatic degenerative calcific mitral stenosis (MS). Calcification of mitral valve annulus (MVA) is a frequent finding in elderly patients. It can be isolated or associated more often with mitral valve insufficiency than MS. In rare cases, it results in severe MS. An accurate measurement of MVA in degenerative calcific MS is problematic because the limiting orifice is near the annulus and not at the leaflet tips as in rheumatic MS. Continuitydoi:10.5603/cj.2011.0019 fatcat:ixbjvxnjkvb7fo2rs52ec22tke