Is mitral stenosis typically the result of rheumatic heart disease?

Can be. Rheumatic heart disease is pretty rare these days, due to aggressively treating strep throat with antibiotics. However, it is still the most common cause of mitral stenosis. In general, the causes of mitral stenosis include rheumatic fever, infective endocarditis and just the wear and tear of natural aging.
Yes. While many patients are unaware they have had rheumatic fever, it is the most common cause for mitral stenosis world wide.

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I have rheumatic heart disease with mild mitral regurgitation. Can I have a baby?

Probably. If your degree of mitral valve regurgitation is mild, your heart is not enlarged and "squeezes" well you should have no problem. You should nevertheless consult with your cardiologist and ob/gyn to coordinate care. Read more...
Probably. Only a competent obstetrician can advise you as to what your options are. Read more...

Is radioactive medicine safe for someone with rheumatic heart disease?

Depends. I beileve this would depend on a few things such as the area being radiated and the risk of not getting the radioactive treatment. It is possible that not treating the illness with radioactive medicine is worse for the heart disease than the radiation exposure itself. Read more...

I has rheumatic heart disease and undergone valvuloplasty in 2009.but now (in 2014) restenosis is taking place? Why is it happening? What should we do?

Not uncommon. Although you are fairly young to have developed rheumatic mitral valve (MV) disease. Restonosis is not uncommon with rheumatic MV after valvuloplasty. If the valve still appears amenable to valvuloplasty by echocardiogram it can be re-attempted. However, if that's not an option your only other choice is a valve replacement. Best of luck. . Read more...

What are rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease?

Rh fever. Rh fever is an inflammation that occurs following a strep infection which is no treated. It can cause arthritis, rashes and rh heart disease, which can result in damage to the heart muscle, heart valves and/or the pericardial sack (which surrounds the heart. Read more...

Difference between rheumatic fever vs rheumatic heart disease?

ARF can cause RHD. Acute rheumatic fever is an immunologic response to a strep infection. It can cause fever, rash, arthritis and can damage the heart. Not everyone who gets acute rheumatic fever get permanent heart disease. Rheumatic heart disease is due to heart damage from acute rheumatic fever. Read more...

Can you please tell me how rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease differ?

See below. Rheumatic fever can manifest as rheumatic heart disease, but can also manifest as migratory arthritis, central nervous system issues, a rash and/or subcutaneous nodules. All of these conditions arise a few weeks following an untreated streptococcal infection, when the body produced antibodies that reacts with different parts of the body (e.g. The heart, joints, nervous system, etc.). Read more...
Disease and complica. Rheumatic fever is a disease that can developed after an infection with streptococcus is not treated early. This can be complicated by rhematic heart disease and arthritis and renal failure, etc. Read more...