mitral valve stenosis


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to mitral valve stenosis: Mitral valve regurgitation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mitral valve stenosis - obstruction or narrowing of the mitral valve (as by scarring from rheumatic fever)mitral valve stenosis - obstruction or narrowing of the mitral valve (as by scarring from rheumatic fever)
stenosis, stricture - abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway
valvular heart disease - heart disease caused by stenosis of the cardiac valves and obstructed blood flow or caused by degeneration and blood regurgitation
References in periodicals archive ?
approximately 70,000 heart valve procedures are performed for mitral valve stenosis annually.
Mitral valve stenosis can cause tiredness and shortness of breath, among other problems.
The current study indicates that the impact of rheumatic myocarditis (myocardial factor) on subclinical left ventricular dysfunction is important, and this should be taken into the consideration when patients with mild-moderate mitral valve stenosis are referred for balloon mitral valvuloplasty.
Use with caution in patients with coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, heart failure, aortic and mitral valve stenosis and obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.