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what is mitral valve stenosis?

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Dr. Brian Mott
28 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. Fortunately it can be successfully treated with surgery.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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