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What's a simple way to say what mitral stenosis really is?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Narrow gate

Narrowing of the gate between the left upper and left lower chambers.
This prevents blood from freely entering the lower chamber thus reducing amount of blood available to be pumped causing fatigue.Also there is build up of back pressure hence water logging of lungs, liver, abdomen and limbs causing shortness of breath, nausea, poor appetite and leg swelling. Symptoms depend on degree of narrowing.

In brief: Narrow gate

Narrowing of the gate between the left upper and left lower chambers.
This prevents blood from freely entering the lower chamber thus reducing amount of blood available to be pumped causing fatigue.Also there is build up of back pressure hence water logging of lungs, liver, abdomen and limbs causing shortness of breath, nausea, poor appetite and leg swelling. Symptoms depend on degree of narrowing.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Ryan Cooley
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Narrowing

Mitral stenosis is narrowing in the valve orifice.
This abnormal valve doesn't open properly, blocking blood flow coming into your left ventricle, the main pumping chamber of your heart.

In brief: Narrowing

Mitral stenosis is narrowing in the valve orifice.
This abnormal valve doesn't open properly, blocking blood flow coming into your left ventricle, the main pumping chamber of your heart.
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Dr. Ryan Cooley
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