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How do you treat mitral stenosis?

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Dr. John Charpie
Pediatrics - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: It depends on cause

Mitral stenosis may be mild and not require specific therapy.
For more significant mitral stenosis, treatment is either catheter-based or surgical. Catheter-based therapies involve feeding a balloon-tipped catheter through a large blood vessel in the groin into the heart and across the narrowed mitral valve. The balloon is inflated with relief of stenosis. Surgery involves repair or replacement.

In brief: It depends on cause

Mitral stenosis may be mild and not require specific therapy.
For more significant mitral stenosis, treatment is either catheter-based or surgical. Catheter-based therapies involve feeding a balloon-tipped catheter through a large blood vessel in the groin into the heart and across the narrowed mitral valve. The balloon is inflated with relief of stenosis. Surgery involves repair or replacement.
Dr. John Charpie
Dr. John Charpie
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Meds, surgery

A good article on mitral valve stenosis is on mayoclinic.
Com. Treatments are medications: 'water pills' (loop diuretics), blood pressure pills (beta blockers or calcium channel blockers) and possibly 'blood thinners'. You may have to treat a heart rhythm called 'atrial fibrillation'. 2 procedures are done to repair mitral valve stenosis :valvotomy or valve replacement. The cardiologist will help.

In brief: Meds, surgery

A good article on mitral valve stenosis is on mayoclinic.
Com. Treatments are medications: 'water pills' (loop diuretics), blood pressure pills (beta blockers or calcium channel blockers) and possibly 'blood thinners'. You may have to treat a heart rhythm called 'atrial fibrillation'. 2 procedures are done to repair mitral valve stenosis :valvotomy or valve replacement. The cardiologist will help.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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