Complications of mitral valve stenosis

People who have mitral valve stenosis may develop other serious heart complications. The most common complications are:

Other complications include:

  • Fluid buildup in the lungs (pulmonary edema).
  • Spitting up blood (hemoptysis).
  • High blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension).
  • Blood clots that travel through blood vessels to the heart, brain, kidneys, intestines, arms, or legs (systemic embolization).


  1. Rahimtoola SH (2008). Mitral valve stenosis. In V Fuster et al., eds., Hurst's The Heart, 12th ed., pp. 1757–1769. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical.

Last Updated: February 10, 2010

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