Mitral Valve Stenosis - Treatment Overview
mitral valve stenosis depends on how bad your
Stenosis without symptoms
If you don't yet
have symptoms or you have mild, stable symptoms, your doctor may only
watch your condition with regular
echocardiograms. Your doctor will want you to call if you notice symptoms or if you have a change in symptoms you already have.
Stenosis with symptoms
If you develop symptoms, your doctor may prescribe
medicine that lowers your blood pressure and reduces fluid buildup. For more information, see Medications.
Repair or replace the mitral valve
stenosis gets worse, your doctor might suggest repairing or replacing your mitral valve.
Repairing the valve can be done by:
- Balloon valvotomy, a catheter procedure that stretches the valve open.
- Commissurotomy, an open-heart surgery to remove calcium deposits and other scar tissue from the valve.
Mitral valve replacement surgery replaces the damaged valve with a new valve.
For more information, see Surgery.