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Disease Mitral Valve Stenosis

Name Mitral Valve Stenosis
Synonyms Mitral Stenoses | Mitral Stenosis | Mitral Valve Stenoses | Stenoses, Mitral | Stenoses, Mitral Valve | Stenosis, Mitral | Stenosis, Mitral Valve | Valve Stenoses, Mitral | Valve Stenosis, Mitral
Definition Narrowing of the passage through the MITRAL VALVE due to FIBROSIS, and CALCINOSIS in the leaflets and chordal areas. This elevates the left atrial pressure which, in turn, raises pulmonary venous and capillary pressure leading to bouts of DYSPNEA and TACHYCARDIA during physical exertion. RHEUMATIC FEVER is its primary cause.
Categories Cardiovascular disease
MeSH® ID D008946
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DiseasesCardiovascular Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Heart Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Heart Valve Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Mitral Valve Stenosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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