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Why there is no pain associated with mitral stenosis?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Mitral Stenosis

For starters, there are no specific pain fibers in the heart.
When the valve is stenotic (narrowed) it impedes flow between the left atrium and ventricle. This causes enlargement of the left atrium and elevation of pressure in that chamber and pulmonary circulation. The symptom is then not pain but shortness of breath.

In brief: Mitral Stenosis

For starters, there are no specific pain fibers in the heart.
When the valve is stenotic (narrowed) it impedes flow between the left atrium and ventricle. This causes enlargement of the left atrium and elevation of pressure in that chamber and pulmonary circulation. The symptom is then not pain but shortness of breath.
Dr. Bart Denys
Dr. Bart Denys
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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pain not typical

Heart pain is usually associated with poor blood flow to the muscle of your heart.
This can happen because of blocked arteries or thickened heart muscle from high blood pressure or aortic stenosis. Mitral stenosis usually doesn't cause the pumping chambers to thicken. Ms symptoms are usually shortness of breath and heart failure.

In brief: Pain not typical

Heart pain is usually associated with poor blood flow to the muscle of your heart.
This can happen because of blocked arteries or thickened heart muscle from high blood pressure or aortic stenosis. Mitral stenosis usually doesn't cause the pumping chambers to thicken. Ms symptoms are usually shortness of breath and heart failure.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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