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When Does Mitral Stenosis Become A Problem For A Patient
Ms: The murmur becomes more audible in that position. ...Read more
After succesful Mitral Prolapse repair how common is it to find mitral stenosis in these type of patients with Annoloplasty ring over a certain time?
Rare: It's rare but it does happen. As always, the devil's in the details. A minor amount of stenosis is well tolerated but as the mitral valve area diminishes, the likelihood and severity of symptoms (shortness of breath) increases. A sudden change in MV area suggests a clot and should be treated with anticoagulation. Good luck! ...Read more
Right heart failure: Blood backs up in the left atrium which overflows into the two vena cavae which lead to distention of these veins which swells the liver and the ankles. If it becomes more severe, then, the right ventricle distends and blood backs up into the lungs and causes shortness of breath. This is called right heart failure. Also, insufficient blood gets to the rest of the body because the left ventricle. ...Read more
Sure: Many are mothers. It may be advisable for you or not, but you'd expect to be followed by a cardiologist and maybe a maternal-fetal specialist. ...Read more