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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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    Clogged Arteries (Arterial Plaque)

    Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood rich in oxygen throughout your body. They go to your brain as well as to the tips of your toes. Healthy arteries have smooth inner walls and blood flows through them easily. Some people, however, develop clogged arteries. Clogged arteries result from a buildup of a substance called plaque on the inner walls of the arteries. Arterial plaque can reduce blood flow or, in some instances, block it altogether. Clogged arteries greatly increase the likelihood...

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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: August 08, 2014
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