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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Many potn'l symptoms: Palpitations, chest pain, syncope, shortness of breath, respiratory failure, arrythmias - inluding atrial fibrillation, liver failure, edema, renal in ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
Narrowing : Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the valve that controls the flow of blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle of the heart. This can have man ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Valve tightening: This is a situation where the mitral valve is tight, producing some restriction to blood flowing through.It can either be something a person is born w ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Not usually: Most mitral stenosis is not inherited and is a result of rheumatic fever but rarely it is congenital, that is you are born with it. One form of congen ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Mitral valve: The mitral valve has to open properly to let blood flow into the left ventricle from the atrium. If it doesn't, we call this stenosis. It has to close ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Meds, surgery: A good article on mitral valve stenosis is on mayoclinic.Com. Treatments are medications: 'water pills' (loop diuretics), blood pressure pills (beta ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Absolutely, although this is rare in the United States. Causes of death would include stroke (secondary to associated atrial fibrillation) or end-sta ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: In mitral stenosis, blood returning from the lungs is unable to easily pass through the mitral valve to fill the left ventricle. Blood backs up behin ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Simply yes: Mitral stenosis is more common outside of north america. It can cause severe problems with the circulation in the lungs eventually causing severe hear ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Rheumaic fever: Usually repeated strep infections as a child lead to rheumatic fever which can scar the heart and make the valve thickened and hard to open.
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