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    Mitral Valve Stenosis - When to Call a Doctor

    Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you have:

    Call a doctor immediately if you have:

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    • Symptoms of heart failure, such as shortness of breath, swelling in the feet and ankles, and not being able to exercise at your usual level.
    • Mitral valve stenosis and are having symptoms of infection, such as fever with no other obvious cause.
    • Fainting episodes.
    • Excessive fatigue without another explanation.

    Who to see

    Health professionals who can evaluate symptoms and order further tests as needed include:

    A cardiovascular surgeon may do surgical repair or replacement of heart valves.

    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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