Mitral valve disease

Int J Clin Pract. 2014 Oct;68(10):1216-20. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.12321. Epub 2014 Jan 15.


In industrially developed countries, moderate or severe mitral valve disease is relatively common and is usually caused by prolapse or is secondary to left ventricular disease. Mitral stenosis (MS), however, is uncommon and usually a sequela of rheumatic fever. This article discusses the natural history of mitral regurgitation and MS and their medical and surgical management.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mitral Valve / abnormalities
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency / pathology*
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency / therapy
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse / diagnosis
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse / etiology*
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / diagnosis
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / pathology*
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / surgery
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / therapy