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How could mitral valve stenosis be treated?
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: If severe, surgery
True, classical mitral stenosis is caused by rheumatic fever. Some types can be very aggressive causing compromised cardiac output & symptoms of marked shortness of breath & fatigue.
There are no medical interventions that treat mitral stenosis. This leaves, when the time is appropriate, surgical repair or replacement. Balloon based interventions have not proven to be satisfactorily effective.

In brief: If severe, surgery
True, classical mitral stenosis is caused by rheumatic fever. Some types can be very aggressive causing compromised cardiac output & symptoms of marked shortness of breath & fatigue.
There are no medical interventions that treat mitral stenosis. This leaves, when the time is appropriate, surgical repair or replacement. Balloon based interventions have not proven to be satisfactorily effective.
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Surgery
If you have symptomatic mitral stenosis, you need a valvuloplasty (through a catheter) or surgical commissurotomy or valve replacement depending on your age and the condition of your valve.

In brief: Surgery
If you have symptomatic mitral stenosis, you need a valvuloplasty (through a catheter) or surgical commissurotomy or valve replacement depending on your age and the condition of your valve.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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