Can a mitral valve heart patient (mitral valve stenosis) be a mother?

Sure. Many are mothers. It may be advisable for you or not, but you'd expect to be followed by a cardiologist and maybe a maternal-fetal specialist.

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I am diagnosed with a mitral valve stenosis, will I need a valve replacement heart surgery.?

Depends. This depends on how severe the stenosis is. It is important to see a cardiologist and continue to watch this condition closely as it changes over time, and you may need surgery at some point in time. Read more...
Maybe at some point. It depends on the degree of stenosis you have. If the blockage is high enough then you may need surgery. Unlike a leaking valve which most people get repaired - with stenosis many are replaced. It is harder to repair a blocked valve. Read more...

My mother has mitral valve stenosis, orifice area 1 CM sq. LA size is 6.4 cm. She is on AF. What are her chances of survival without surgery for 5 yrs?

Need more info. This can only be answered by her cardiologist who knows her total medical history. There are a lot of variables including age, other illnesses and general health. Read more...

If a patient has mitral stenosis how will this cause failure of the heart?

Right heart failure. Blood backs up in the left atrium which overflows into the two vena cavae which lead to distention of these veins which swells the liver and the ankles. If it becomes more severe, then, the right ventricle distends and blood backs up into the lungs and causes shortness of breath. This is called right heart failure. Also, insufficient blood gets to the rest of the body because the left ventricle. Read more...

If a patient has mitral stenosis how will this effect heart failure risk?

May Increase. If mitral stenosis is severe, pressure increases in the blood vessels of the lungs, resulting in heart failure with fluid accumulation in the lungs and a low level of oxygen in the blood. Read more...

How could mitral valve stenosis be prevented?

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. Read more...

How could mitral valve stenosis be treated?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...