Mitral valve stenosis is a heart condition in which the mitral valve fails to open as wide as it should. Although it has no immediate effect on health, eventually mitral valve stenosis can cause irregular heartbeats and possibly heart failure or other complications, including stroke, heart infection, pulmonary edema, and blood clots.


Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the orifice of the mitral valve of the h ...
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Invasive treatment isn''t always needed right away. If tests reveal that you have mild to moderate mitral valve stenosis and you have no symptoms, there''s generally no need for immediate valve treatment. Instead, your doctor will talk with you about scheduling checkups to carefully monitor the valve so that surgery or balloon treatment can be done at the appropriate time. Medications can help ease symptoms of mitral valve stenosis.

In general, intervention is necessary if and when narrowing becomes severe and symptoms develop. If at any point you notice symptoms associated with mitral valve stenosis, let your doctor know so that you can be evaluated. Some people never need anything done to the mitral valve because they never develop severe mitral valve stenosis.

To maximize your quality of life if you have mitral stenosis, your doctor may recommend that you:
  • Consume less salt.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Check your blood pressure regularly.
  • Cut back on caffeine.

Mitral valve stenosis Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... You can have mitral valve stenosis and feel well, or you may have only minimal signs and symptoms for decades. However, mild problems can suddenly get worse. See your doctor if you develop signs and s...
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... The heart, the center of your circulatory system, consists of four chambers. The two upper chambers, the atria, receive blood. The two lower chambers, the ventricles, pump blood. Blood flows through y...
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Mitral valve stenosis Prevention

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... The most effective way to prevent mitral valve stenosis is to prevent its most common cause, rheumatic fever. You can do this by making sure you and your children see your doctor when you have a sore ...
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Mitral valve stenosis Treatment

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... Whatever the cause, a narrowed mitral valve limits blood flow in the same way a narrow funnel spout limits the flow of fluid through a funnel. In mitral valve stenosis, blood has a difficult time flow...
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... It may be difficult to understand why you need treatment if you have mitral valve stenosis but still feel well. If you have severe mitral valve stenosis but are in otherwise good health, you may need ...
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