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Mitral Valve Stenosis​

Mitral Valve Stenosis​ - How to prevent?

Mitral Valve Stenosis​ - Causes and Risk Factors

The causes of mitral valve stenosis include:
  • Calcium deposits: Calcium deposits can build up around the ring at the mitral valve due to old age.
  • Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever can damage the mitral valve by causing the flaps to fuse or thicken, which might not have signs for many years.
  • Other causes: In unusual cases, babies are born with a narrowed mitral valve. Other rare causes are some autoimmune diseases, e.g rheumatoid arthritis, and radiation to the chest.

As with other heart valve problems, mitral valve stenosis will strain the heart and decrease blood flow, potentially leading to other complications such as:

Mitral Valve Stenosis​ - Preparing for surgery

Mitral Valve Stenosis​ - Post-surgery care

Mitral Valve Stenosis​ - Other Information

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