Mitral Valve Stenosis
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:
- A Reference heart rhythm problem, such as atrial fibrillation.
- Reference Heart failure Opens New Window.
- An infection in the heart (Reference endocarditis Opens New Window).
Other complications include:
- Fluid buildup in the lungs.
- Spitting up blood.
- High blood pressure in the lungs.
- Blood clots that travel through blood vessels to the heart, brain, kidneys, intestines, arms, or legs.
|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