Mitral Valve Stenosis (cont.)
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Treatment of mitral valve stenosis depends on how bad your symptoms are.
Stenosis without symptoms
If you don't yet have symptoms or you have mild, stable symptoms, your doctor may only watch your condition with regular echocardiograms. Your doctor will want you to call if you notice symptoms or if you have a change in symptoms you already have.
Stenosis with symptoms
If you develop symptoms, your doctor may prescribe medicine that lowers your blood pressure and reduces fluid buildup. For more information, see Medications.
Repair or replace the mitral valve
If your stenosis gets worse, your doctor might suggest repairing or replacing your mitral valve.
Repairing the valve can be done by:
Mitral valve replacement surgery replaces the damaged valve with a new valve.
For more information, see Surgery.
Mitral valve stenosis can be an easy condition to overlook in its mild form. But as it gets worse, it often has serious complications. These are serious problems that need treatment.
The most common complications are:
Other complications include:
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