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what is the significance of mitral valve stenosis?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
36 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 disturbances and the development of heart failure symptoms. This condition can be corrected with either mitral balloon valvuloplasty or surgery.
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Rheumatic fever: It means that you had (whether or not you know it) rheumatic fever with scarring of your valve. When severe, it causes atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure. When it causes symptoms, it requires surgical intervention with commissurotomy or valve replacement.
Answered on Nov 8, 2012

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