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Mitral Valve Stenosis

If a valve becomes narrow, stiff, or thickened, the heart must work harder to force blood through the smaller opening. Over time, overuse may cause the heart itself to enlarge and thicken. Eventually, heart failure may develop. Valvular stenosis may be present at birth, or it may develop over time...


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Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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