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Can one die from mitral stenosis?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

Absolutely, although this is rare in the United States.
Causes of death would include stroke (secondary to associated atrial fibrillation) or end-stage congestive heart failure.

In brief: Yes

Absolutely, although this is rare in the United States.
Causes of death would include stroke (secondary to associated atrial fibrillation) or end-stage congestive heart failure.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
If you have mitral stenosis and it is intervering with your exercise tolerance, you owe it to yourself to have it treated.
Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes if untreated

Mitral stenosis is tightness in the mitral valve which makes filling of the main pumping chamber difficult.
Typically it is a slowly progressing problem often a result of rheumatic fever many years earlier. The treatment is medical management until it progresses to a particular state at which point the valve is often replaced, but it can be repaired at times.

In brief: Yes if untreated

Mitral stenosis is tightness in the mitral valve which makes filling of the main pumping chamber difficult.
Typically it is a slowly progressing problem often a result of rheumatic fever many years earlier. The treatment is medical management until it progresses to a particular state at which point the valve is often replaced, but it can be repaired at times.
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