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what is the significance of stenosis of the mitral valve

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
39 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
It varies: Mild stenosis may casue no problems. Severe stenosis causes the pressure to increase in the left atrium, the lungs and eventually the right side of th ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Mitral stenosis: Mitral stenosis is caused by rheumatic fever. If the valve becomes severely stenotic ("blocked"), blood doesn't flow into the left ventricle adequatel ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Mitral stenosis: Severe mitral stenosis is a mechanical obstructive lesion. It needs to be corrected by surgery or occassionally a catheter based dilation of the abnor ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
Scarring: Scarring due to rheumatic heart disease due to infection with certain subtypes of group a beta hemolytic streptococcus.
Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Can be either: The majority of mitral stenosis is a result of a previous strep infection which cause rheumatic fever. This begins a slowly progressive scarring of he ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Ultrasound dx: An ultrasound examination is the test that is the most operator-dependent exam in medicine. It usually is not performed in the ER. MVP is usually a be ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
A full exam: Using Radiology based ECHO/ULTRASOUND equipment is necessary to complteley rule out any cardiac valve pathology but the "mini-echo office based" equip ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Did he listen to you: Usually people with MVP are a symptomatic . Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the opening where the valve is. The excuse sounds fishy to me. NYC has g ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
27 years experience Cardiology
Mitral Valve: The mitral keeps oxygenated blood flowing in one direction from the left atrium to the left ventricle.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
37 years experience Cardiology
Mitral stenosis: Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve caused by rheumatic fever. Progressive narrowing of the mitral valve can cause heart rhythm disturb ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Narrowing: This is a narrowing of the valve opening usually caused by rheumatic fever. It eventually leads to respiratory symptoms and heart failure. Fortunatel ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Depends: This depends on how severe the stenosis is. It is important to see a cardiologist and continue to watch this condition closely as it changes over time ... Read More
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