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Mesh term Mitral Valve Stenosis

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Heart Valve Diseases

Description

Narrowing of the passage through the MITRAL VALVE due to FIBROSIS, and CALCINOSIS in the leaflets and chordal areas. This elevates the left atrial pressure which, in turn, raises pulmonary venous and capillary pressure leading to bouts of DYSPNEA and TACHYCARDIA during physical exertion. RHEUMATIC FEVER is its primary cause.



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jenkins-FCD Prod-130 96200611f8481f0aa4f84230b11dd74d063847a3