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How could mitral valve stenosis be prevented?

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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Antibiotics

The majority of mitral stenosis is a result of rheumatic fever-caused by group a strep infection like strep throat.
Treating the strep infection can prevent rheumatic fever. If rf occurs then long term (yrs) of low dose penicillin is required to prevent recurrence. The patient may also require long term steroids.

In brief: Antibiotics

The majority of mitral stenosis is a result of rheumatic fever-caused by group a strep infection like strep throat.
Treating the strep infection can prevent rheumatic fever. If rf occurs then long term (yrs) of low dose penicillin is required to prevent recurrence. The patient may also require long term steroids.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Avoid rheumatic feve

Avoiding rheumatic fever, avoids rheumatic heart disease which causes mitral stenosis.
This can be accomplished by treating strep throat with penicillin.

In brief: Avoid rheumatic feve

Avoiding rheumatic fever, avoids rheumatic heart disease which causes mitral stenosis.
This can be accomplished by treating strep throat with penicillin.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
Thank
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