Nearly all cases of
mitral valve stenosis are caused by
rheumatic fever, which can follow an untreated
strep throat infection. But many people who have
mitral valve stenosis don't realize that they had rheumatic fever.
The diet medicine fen-phen. It was taken off the U.S. market in 1997 because of its link to
heart valve disease.
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