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What is mitral stenosis?

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Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Narrowing

Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the valve that controls the flow of blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle of the heart.
This can have many causes and, depending upon the severity of the stenosis, may or may not cause symptoms. This must be followed, because the degree of stenosis can increase over time and require replacement.

In brief: Narrowing

Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the valve that controls the flow of blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle of the heart.
This can have many causes and, depending upon the severity of the stenosis, may or may not cause symptoms. This must be followed, because the degree of stenosis can increase over time and require replacement.
Dr. Alan Levine
Dr. Alan Levine
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mitral valve

The mitral valve has to open properly to let blood flow into the left ventricle from the atrium. If it doesn't, we call this stenosis.
It has to close to keep the blood flowing toward the body, if it doesn't we call this regurgitation or insufficiency. Either or both problems can exist with the valve if its abnormal. Insufficiency is more common.

In brief: Mitral valve

The mitral valve has to open properly to let blood flow into the left ventricle from the atrium. If it doesn't, we call this stenosis.
It has to close to keep the blood flowing toward the body, if it doesn't we call this regurgitation or insufficiency. Either or both problems can exist with the valve if its abnormal. Insufficiency is more common.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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