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Glossary for Mitral stenosis

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis: Inflammation of spinal joints similar to rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Asthma in Adults:
  • Asthma in Children:
  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Chromosome 17p, partial deletion: A rare chromosomal disorder involving deletion of genetic material from the short arm of chromosome 17. The type and severity of symptoms are determined by the amount and location of the lost genetic material.
  • Chronic cough: The chronic noisy sudden expulsion of air from the respiratory tract
  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Cor Triatriatum: A rare congenital malformation where the heart has three atria instead of the normal two due to the presence of a separating membrane.
  • Endocarditis: Inflammation of the inner lining of the heart
  • Heart conditions: Any condition that affects the heart
  • Heart rhythm symptoms: Problems with the rhythm of the heartbeat (arrhythmias)
  • Heart valve conditions: Medical conditions affecting the valves of the heart.
  • Heart valve diseases: Diseases that affect the valves of the heart
  • Kabuki syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by distinctive facial features.
  • Mitral regurgitation: A condition which is characterized by a regurgitation of blood from the left ventricle into the atrium due to a problem with the mitral valve
  • Mitral stenosis: Narrowing of the mitral heart valve
  • Mitral valve disease: Any disease that affects the mitral valve
  • Mitral-valve prolapse: A common heart condition that is often harmless.
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Primary Hypertension: A condition which is characterized by high blood pressure not associated with any identifiable pathological cause
  • Pulmonary edema: Severe condition of excess fluid in the lungs.
  • Pulmonary fibrosis: A scarring condition that affects the lungs
  • Pulmonary hypertension: Pulmonary hypertension refers to high blood pressure in the blood vessels that carry blood to the lungs. Blood pressure in other parts of the body is normal or sometimes even low. The condition may be caused by such things as lung conditions (e.g. emphysema, chronic bronchitis), heart conditions (e.g. congestive heart failure, birth defects involving heart), AIDS or medications such as fenfluramine (a diet drug). Sometimes it occurs for no apparent reason and is called primary pulmonary hypertension.
  • Rheumatic fever: An inflammatory disorder that can occur as a complication of untreated streptococcal bacterial infection such as strep throat or scarlet fever. The condition may affect the brain, skin, heart and joints.
  • Rheumatic heart disease: Chronic heart condition due to heart damage from rheumatic fever


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