Mitral Valve Stenosis

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

If you've been diagnosed with mitral valve stenosis, there are several key questions that you should ask your cardiologist during your next visit. These questions will ensure that you and your doctor have discussed your major risk factors so that you can become or stay as healthy as possible.
  • What is mitral valve stenosis?
  • Why is mitral valve stenosis important?
  • How do I know if I have mitral valve stenosis? Are there symptoms I should watch for?
  • How common is mitral valve stenosis?
  • Is mitral valve stenosis associated with other diseases?
  • Does mitral valve stenosis require treatment? If so, when?
  • What are the treatment options for mitral valve stenosis?
  • Is surgery always necessary for mitral valve stenosis?
  • What are the risks of mitral valve stenosis surgery? Are there noninvasive methods of correcting it?
  • Does mitral valve stenosis make having other valve defects more likely?
  • How often should I follow up with my cardiologist or primary care physician about mitral valve stenosis?
  • How is mitral valve stenosis monitored over time?
  • What is the risk of mitral valve stenosis if it is not corrected?
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