Valvular Heart Disease

Mitral Stenosis

Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve opening that blocks (obstructs) blood flow from the left atrium to the left ventricle. Mitral stenosis usually results from rheumatic fever, but infants can be born with the condition.

Mitral stenosis does not cause symptoms unless it is severe.
  • Symptoms
  • Difficulty breathing

    • Occurs or worsens with exertion

    • Recurrent


    Irregular heartbeat

    • Occurs or worsens with exertion


    Chest discomfort

    • Change in body position doesn't change the pain

    • Center of the chest, Left side


    Cough with mucus or without mucus

    • Lasting 4 weeks or more

    • Recurrent

    • Dry




    Rapid heart rate

    Strained voice

    Swallowing difficulties

  • Risk factors
  • History of Rheumatic Fever

    or Recent upper respiratory tract infection

  • Treatment
  • Treatment may include: 1-anticoagulants, or blood thinners, reduce the risk of blood clots. 2-diuretics to reduce fluid buildup through increased urine output. 3-antiarrhythmics to treat abnormal heart rhythms. 4-beta-blockers to slow your heart rate.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Valvular Heart Disease, then a visit to a cardiologist is highly recommended.

    Contact a


    Copyright © Rimads 2023 All Rights Reserved