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how could mitral stenosis be complicated by pulmonary fibrosis

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Can't fix it: The two conditions are separate but both lead to similar symptoms. So fixing the mitral valve might not resolve the symptoms as anticipated. Fixing t ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
34 years experience Cardiology
Pulmonary HTN: Mitral stenosis makes it difficult for blood to return from the lungs to the left heart. This in turn raises the pressure in the pulmonary circulation ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
Less flow to lungs: If the pressure in the pulmonary artery is high enough, the right ventricle's ability to pump bood to the lungs is diminished. Less blood flow to the ... Read More
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Dr. Fernando Torres
27 years experience Pulmonology
It does not: Phtn is a consequence of the back up of blood into your lungs from the mitral stenosis. The blood vessels may vasoconstrict to protect themselves fro ... Read More
Dr. Charles Burger
36 years experience Pulmonology
Mitral Stenosis : Pulmonary hypertension and edema secondary to mitral stenosis are both the result of the elevated left heart pressures that "back up" to the lung. Wh ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Casanas
Specializes in Cardiology
Keflex is OK: Keflex is OK to use in early bronchitis to prevent rare incidence of blood-borne bacteria infecting the valves
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See below: Pulmonary fibrosis is, generally speaking, scarring of the lungs. Certain types progress faster than others. There is no such thing as pulmonary steno ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Blocked vs Leaking: Stenosis means the valve does not open enough and restricts the flow of blood thru the valve. Regugitation means the valve leaks when closed and allo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Mitral stenosis(ms) can cause a variety of symptoms depending on severity. Severe MS can cause left atrial enlargement leading to afib and since the m ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Multiple causes: Dyspnea is difficult breathing. Ms causes this in multiple ways. Increased lung water (back up into the lungs.) dilated left atrium compressing the le ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
47 years experience Cardiology
Mitral stenosis: Mitral stenosis is narrowing of the mitral valve usually from rheumatic fever as a long term complication. Mitral facies is only a descriptive term of ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Mitral stenosis: When it is severe enough to cause pulmonary pressures to go up significantly, ms will cause dyspnea, if edema in bronchi or alveoli present, then abno ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: One is a persistent rash and the other is not.
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