Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Mitral Stenosis Underlying Cause

The most common cause for mitral stenosis is rheumatic fever. Mitral stenosis may also be caused by abnormal development of the mitral valve in the womb (congenital heart disease).

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Last Updated: Jun 6, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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