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Mitral Valve Stenosis - Ongoing Concerns

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:

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Other complications include:

For more information, see the topics Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, and Endocarditis.

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Last Updated: November 18, 2011
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