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Mitral Valve Stenosis - Overview

How is it treated?

Treatment depends on how severe the disease and your symptoms are.

  • You'll probably need only regular checkups if you have mild or no symptoms.
  • You may need medicines to relieve symptoms or treat complications.
  • You may need your mitral valve repaired or replaced if you have severe symptoms, your valve is very narrow, or you are at risk for other problems, such as heart failure.

You will likely need regular echocardiograms so your doctor can check for any changes in your mitral valve and heart.

If your stenosis is mild, you'll probably be able to do your usual activities, get mild exercise, and play some sports. But if your stenosis is moderate or severe, you may need to avoid intense exercise. But your doctor can help you choose an activity or exercise that is safe for you.

You may need to limit sodium in your diet.

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Last Updated: November 18, 2011
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