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what is the life expectancy of mitral stenosis

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Variable: Mitral stenosis can cause disabling heart failure in the 40s or lesser symptoms later in life. The disease is becoming quite uncommon in United State ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Variable: Severe = short mild = normal the devil is in the details. (it's treatable so people don't die of MS like they used to).
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Depends on severity: Progressively restricted opening of the mitral valve, measured by serial echocardiography, results in higher pressures in the lung circulation and red ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: Mild mitral stenosis does not usually cause symptoms. Some people with more severe mitral stenosis have atrial fibrillation or heart failure.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
28 years experience Cardiology
Narrowing: Mitral stenosis is narrowing in the valve orifice. This abnormal valve doesn't open properly, blocking blood flow coming into your left ventricle, th ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mitral stenosis: Mitral stenosis is a valvular heart disease which narrows the opening of the mitral valve. This decrease the flow of blood flow from the left atriu ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Often: Diuretics, which increase urine formation, can reduce blood pressure in the lungs by reducing the volume of circulating blood. Beta-blockers, digoxin ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes and treated: Mitral stenosis left untreated is slowly progressive and ultimately fatal. However, it's treatable. The most common treatment is mitral valve replacem ... Read More

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