A 33-year-old member asked:
what is the significance of mitral valve stenosis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Milunski answered
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
Dr. Bennett Werner answered
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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