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definition of hemodynamically significant stenosis

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Not an issue now: No hemodynamically significant stenosis indicates the amount of narrowing is not affecting the heart function. At this time, the condition requires on ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Good news. : There is only mild hardening of the arteries or plaque in your carotid arteries at this point. Try to keep the plaque from getting worse by stopping s ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Symptoms=angiogram: Suggestion of stenosis on ultrasound should be corroborated by angiogram especially if any GI symptoms are present. Collaterals may have formed to pro ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeremiah Gelles
54 years experience Cardiology
CAROTIDS Stenosis: If no symptoms then control cholesterol and BP and diabetes if you have it and DONT SMOKE.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Mitral stenosis: Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve caused by rheumatic fever. Progressive narrowing of the mitral valve can cause heart rhythm disturb ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
VT scar: Surgery for MV repair can leave scar in the myocardium which can set up reenterant VT
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Scarring: Scarring due to rheumatic heart disease due to infection with certain subtypes of group a beta hemolytic streptococcus.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
Carotid v. Mitral : The carotid disease if stenosed (>80%) warrants surgical consideration as risk of stroke is increased. The mr, if miderate to severe, poses a risk ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Can be: Rheumatic heart disease is pretty rare these days, due to aggressively treating strep throat with antibiotics. However, it is still the most common ca ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: Unless it is moderate to severe, no symptoms are expected. Moderate to severe would result in exercise intolerance, shortness of breath or chest disco ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
It varies: Mild stenosis may casue no problems. Severe stenosis causes the pressure to increase in the left atrium, the lungs and eventually the right side of th ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Estrada Bernard
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Wear and tear: The description is of some typical degenerative changes of the cervical spine. The significance would be determined by a clinician doing the appropri ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The symptoms ranges: From mild to severe. Aortic valve stenosis signs and symptoms typically develop when narrowing of the valve is severe and can include: chest pain (ang ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eugene Mahmoud
40 years experience Neonatology
Aortic stenosis: Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. Aortic stenosis restricts the blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta and may also ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Pulmonary stenosis: Mild to moderate pulmonary valve stenosis generally has a good prognosis. Mild pulmonary valve stenosis usually does not progress, but moderate pulmon ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: It is not just the presence of aortic stenosis, but the arrival of symptoms that determine whether the condition needs to be treated aggressively. Wit ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
May not be sudden: A new diagnosis does not necessarily mean the finding is sudden or even new.It may not have been noticed before because it was mild & has now beco ... Read More
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A 86-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claude Brachfeld
38 years experience Cardiology
It could be: It depends upon whether symptoms are present. If the aortic stenosis is causing chest pain, congestive heart failure, shortness of breath or blackout ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Blocked vs Leaking: Stenosis means the valve does not open enough and restricts the flow of blood thru the valve. Regugitation means the valve leaks when closed and allo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Sub-optimal: It means that, for reasons unrelated to your health, they couldn't see the walls of your heart very well, but they think that the interventricular sep ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Restricted flow: A heart valve that is narrowed has a restriction on the amount of blood that can flow across it as the heart pumps. This restriction, often referred t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Variable: Mitral stenosis can cause disabling heart failure in the 40s or lesser symptoms later in life. The disease is becoming quite uncommon in United State ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
Nice question!: Excellent - physiology at work! in subaortic stenosis, it is basically the muscular component of left ventricular outflow tract which is narrow. With ... Read More

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