Mitral Valve Stenosis
When to Call a Doctor
Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you have:
- Reference Symptoms of a heart attack Opens New Window, including chest pain or pressure.
- Reference Symptoms of stroke Opens New Window or Reference transient ischemic attack Opens New Window (TIA).
- Irregular heartbeats along with fainting episodes or lightheadedness.
- Reference Palpitations Opens New Window.
- Shortness of breath.
- Coughing up blood.
Call a doctor immediately if you have:
- Symptoms of Reference heart failure Opens New Window, such as shortness of breath, swelling in the feet and ankles, and not being able to exercise at your usual level.
- Mitral valve stenosis and are having symptoms of infection, such as fever with no other obvious cause.
- Fainting episodes.
- Excessive fatigue without another explanation.
Who to see
Health professionals who can evaluate symptoms and order further tests as needed include:
- Reference Family medicine physicians Opens New Window.
- Reference Internists Opens New Window.
- Reference Nurse practitioners Opens New Window.
- Reference Physician assistants Opens New Window.
- Reference Cardiologists Opens New Window.
A Reference cardiovascular surgeon Opens New Window may do surgical repair or replacement of heart valves.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference November 18, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology