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    Mitral Valve Stenosis - Symptoms

    Although mitral valve stenosis is a lifelong disease, symptoms may not happen for many years.

    Early symptoms are often mild. In the later stages, the left atrium may become damaged, causing more severe symptoms.

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    Symptoms of mitral valve stenosis include:

    Other less common symptoms include:

    • Hoarseness and vocal cord paralysis.
    • Trouble swallowing.
    • Chest pain.
    • Skin color changes, such as pink to purple shades on the cheeks or a dark blue color on the body from reduced blood flow. Skin color changes occur rarely and usually only in the end stages of the disease.

    You may not have any symptoms unless you exercise, are stressed, are pregnant, or have an infection or an irregular heartbeat. Or you may have only a few symptoms, no matter how bad your stenosis is.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: August 08, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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