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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Not necessarily: Aortic sclerosis is normal aging from "wear and tear" and doesn't inevitably get worse.
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
53 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes: In a population study of people found to have aortic sclerosis by routine echo,16% develop aortic stenosis of varying degrees during about 12 years. M ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
No : It is unusual if you don't have risk factors. Asymptomatic screening for atherosclerosis or CAD starts for women at age 55 if they have one risk fact ... Read More
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Dr. Joshua Buckler
19 years experience Cardiology
Possible: Aortic sclerosis is thickening of the valve leaflets which occurs naturally as people get older. It certainly can start showing up as early as 40s but ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
29 years experience Cardiology
Yes: What the reader might have meant was that "there is no hemodynamic adverse effect" as a result of "mildly thickened" trileaflet aortic valve. But, yes ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Support/encourage: Aortic sclerosis is quite common as people get older, 25-30% in those>65 yrs of age. It is the calcification and thickening of the aortic valves witho ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
43 years experience Cardiology
Thickening: Thickening and calcium build up on valves causes the sclerosis . Doesn't mean anything in the short term need follow up in yearly echo.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
32 years experience Cardiology
Heart rate too fast : If your resting heart rate is that fast something is amiss, you need to get someone to figure it out. It could be dangerous.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Absolutely: You should have your condition monitored regularly by a cardiologist.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Cardiologist: While mitral valve prolapse with some regurgitation is not uncommon in your age group, scarring of the aortic valve isn't and warrants an evaluation b ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Yes your heart: Squeeze is normal. The muscle is thickened and the aortic valve has calcium on it but is not restricted.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
This is not too: common in a 42 YO unless they have had undiagnosed and/or treated hypertension or have a family history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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