A 46-year-old member asked:
hi doctors, was just wondering what is a rheumatic heart decease?
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Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan answered
17 years experience Cardiology
Heart valve problem: Rheumatic heart disease is a heart disease that some people get after developing rheumatic fever, usually as a child, and fortunately uncommon now in the United States. The main finding is mitral stenosis, or narrowing of the mitral valve. Aortic stenosis is also common. Later in life, these narrowed heart valve can cause symptoms like shortness of breath.
Answered on Jun 5, 2014
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