MS (mitral stenosis)

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This lesion is almost always (99%) due to rheumatic heart disease although a clear history is obtained in only 50% of cases.

25% of patients with rheumatic heart disease have pure mitral stenosis, two-thirds are female.

In parallel with the incidence of rheumatic fever, mitral stenosis is more common and generally more severe in developing countries.

Last reviewed 06/2020

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