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When does mitral stenosis become a problem for a patient?
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Dr. Joshua Buckler
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Depends
It depends on several factors including how narrow the valve is, how healthy the patient is overall, and whether or not there are any arrhythmias.
If the heart rate is well controlled and diuretics are used, many patients do just fine with moderate stenosis. Severe stenosis, and symptomatic moderate or severe stenosis often require surgery.

In brief: Depends
It depends on several factors including how narrow the valve is, how healthy the patient is overall, and whether or not there are any arrhythmias.
If the heart rate is well controlled and diuretics are used, many patients do just fine with moderate stenosis. Severe stenosis, and symptomatic moderate or severe stenosis often require surgery.
Dr. Joshua Buckler
Dr. Joshua Buckler
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Severe blockage
In mitral stenosis , the opening of the mitral valve is too small.
If it gets small enough, then the patient can begin to have symptoms such as shortness of breath and fatigue. So it depends on how severe the blockage is.

In brief: Severe blockage
In mitral stenosis , the opening of the mitral valve is too small.
If it gets small enough, then the patient can begin to have symptoms such as shortness of breath and fatigue. So it depends on how severe the blockage is.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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