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Rheumatic fever is a systemic, inflammatory disease caused by a delayed immune response to strep throat and can lead to mitral valve damage in the heart. This damage, known as mitral stenosis, causes the valve to not open properly, therefore, restricting the blood that flows through it.

Which of the following might be a long-term result of the mitral valve not working properly, as in the case of mitral stenosis? Select ALL that apply.


Enlargement of the left ventricular wall.


Blood backs up in the right atrium.


Blood collects in the lungs (pulmonary edema).


Enlargement of the right ventricular wall.


Enlargement of the right atrial wall.


Enlargement of the left atrial wall.

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