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calcification around the heart

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gilbert Perry
41 years experience Cardiology
Aortic stenosis: Restriction of opening of the aortic valve (valve between the heart and the circulation), due to deterioration of the valve over time, resulting in ca ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Its a narrowing: As we get older, our previously flexible and "soft" heart valves become stiffer and less flexible because, among other things, the deposition of calci ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
20 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes: Most people are speaking about atherosclerosis, when talking about heart disease. Calcification in the thoracic aorta is not necessarily atherosclero ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Almost certainly: Aortic valve calcification and stenosis is common and treated by heart valve replacement with acceptable risk benefit. Consultation with cardiothorac ... Read More
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Generally excellent: It is quite common place for patients over age 65 to undergo aortic valve replacement surgery for calcific degenerative disease with or without corona ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Calcium: Calcification is simply a sign of arteriosclerosis - nothing more. If you smoke, stop. If you're obese, lose weight. Follow a vegetarian or mediterran ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Coronary calcium: Due to damage to the inside layer of coronary (heart) arteries, cholesterol and other cells deposit in between the layers of the artery. There are var ... Read More
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Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Fosamax (alendronate) & hearts: Fosamax does not contribute to calcium deposits in the coronary arteries. Fosamax works only on bone metabolism to inhibit the breakdown of bone when ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Vitamin D: Nope. You have this wrong or are reading untruths. You will have a healthier life if you normalize and keep your vitamin d normal. The sun is not ne ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Tubbs
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ultrasound: These findings are suspicious for fetal chromasomal syndromes. I would recommend evaluation by a maternal fetal medicine physician who can discuss fur ... Read More
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Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Aortic valve COVID19: We are all scared. Prevent yourself from getting COVID-19. Follow CDC guidelines to the letter. Stay at home. Do not associate with anyone other t ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There are any of a: number of areas that could be calcified. Some are of more clinical importance than others. Without a specific report from the ultrasound it is difficu ... Read More

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