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What are possible non-invasive treatments for mitral stenosis with mitral valve area less than 0.85?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Mitral stenosis

Severe mitral stenosis is a mechanical obstructive lesion.
It needs to be corrected by surgery or occassionally a catheter based dilation of the abnormal valve. Surgery is generally preferred. Non invasive treatment can not increase the valve area and is limited to slowing the heart rate to allow more time for ventricular filling. This is of limited benefit.

In brief: Mitral stenosis

Severe mitral stenosis is a mechanical obstructive lesion.
It needs to be corrected by surgery or occassionally a catheter based dilation of the abnormal valve. Surgery is generally preferred. Non invasive treatment can not increase the valve area and is limited to slowing the heart rate to allow more time for ventricular filling. This is of limited benefit.
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