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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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Carotid Artery Disease: Causes, Symptoms, Tests, and Treatment

Carotid artery disease is also called carotid artery stenosis. The term refers to the narrowing of the carotid arteries. This narrowing is usually caused by the buildup of fatty substances and cholesterol deposits, called plaque. Carotid artery occlusion refers to complete blockage of the artery. When the carotid arteries are obstructed, you are at an increased risk for a stroke, the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

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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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