abnormal narrowing of the mitral valve usually resulting from disease, as rheumatic fever, and obstructing the free flow of blood from the atrium to the ventricle.
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Origin of mitral stenosis
First recorded in 1870–75
Words nearby mitral stenosis
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Medical definitions for mitral stenosis
A narrowing of the mitral valve usually caused by rheumatic fever and resulting in an obstruction to the flow of blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle.
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