Don't be afraid if you were diagnosed with mitral valve stenosis. We are here to help you. The first thing you need to know is that treatment of this disease usually gives good results and you have high chances of long life expectancy. Just don`t postpone treatment and go to doctor on time and you will be fine.
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Mitral valve stenosis is a heart disease, when mitral valve narrows and blood flow is blocked. It is in most cases caused by rheumatic fever, which in an acute autoimmune inflammation. In rare cases this disease can appear during prenatal development in the form of heart defect. Sometimes excessive calcium deposits can clog around mitral valve and cause stenosis. In most cases this disease develops gradually and can be latent for 10 or even more years, but once progression of stenosis accelerates, it can result in heart failure. According to American site MedScape 10-year survival rate in patients who did not undergo surgery is on average 50-60%. Life expectancy of patients with mitral valve stenosis directly depends on severity of its symptoms. In asymptomatic patients survival rate reaches 80% and in severely symptomatic - 0-15%, that`s why it is so important to have surgery if you have following symptoms.
Even though mitral valve stenosis can start developing in very early age, its symptoms usually manifest themselves between 30-50 years of age. There can be periods when they subside and worsen again. Symptoms can worsen during strenuous physical activity or pregnancy.
Modern medicine makes these procedures safe and in most cases you will be able to go home the next day or several days after surgery. Nevertheless, you will have to follow certain preventive measures, such as healthy lifestyle, restriction of alcohol and smoking.