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Mitral Valve Stenosis - Treatment Overview

Treatment of mitral valve stenosis is repair or replacement of the mitral valve.

Your doctor will check many things to see when treatment is right for you and what type of treatment is right for you. These things include the severity of stenosis, the shape of your mitral valve, and whether you have symptoms.

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If your stenosis is mild or moderate, 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 the symptoms you already have. If your stenosis is severe, your doctor may recommend valve repair or replacement.

Repair or replace the mitral valve

Repairing the valve can be done by:

Mitral valve replacement surgery replaces the damaged valve with a new valve.

For more information, see Surgery.

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    Last Updated: August 08, 2014
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