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What are the causes mitral stenosis ?
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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Infections
Most common cause, although rare these days in the westernized world, is rheumatic fever (due to strep infectipns) in young age, which leads to scarring of the valve over time with narrowing - stenosis.
Other infections (endocarditis) can lead to mitral stenosis as well.

In brief: Infections
Most common cause, although rare these days in the westernized world, is rheumatic fever (due to strep infectipns) in young age, which leads to scarring of the valve over time with narrowing - stenosis.
Other infections (endocarditis) can lead to mitral stenosis as well.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rheumaic fever
Usually repeated strep infections as a child lead to rheumatic fever which can scar the heart and make the valve thickened and hard to open.

In brief: Rheumaic fever
Usually repeated strep infections as a child lead to rheumatic fever which can scar the heart and make the valve thickened and hard to open.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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