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How does alcohol affect someone who has aortic valve stenosis

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Adversely: Alcohol is usually a vasodilator. For patiens with significant aortic stenosis a reduction in systemic blood pressure can have serious end organ con ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Variable: Like any drug, alcohol has its own pharmacologic profile and metabolism with acute and chronic adverse effects possible. If the aortic stenosis is mil ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Variably: Moderate alcohol consumption does not normally significantly affect someone with aortic stenosis (as) and normal heart function. People with aortic st ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Aortic valve: The valve opens to allow flow out of the heart to the body. If it doesn't open properly we call this stenosis. It has to close properly to keep blood ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Aortic stenosis is a condition in which the aortic valve of the heart is narrowed and flow out of the left ventricle is restricted. Alcohol is not one ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Cardiologist: Need to see your cardiologist stat. An echocardiogram and depending on findings and symptoms perhaps cardiac catheterization may be needed. If the s ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Congenital, acquired: Bicuspid aortic valves are an anatomic variant seen in 2% of the population. They are prone to develop aortic stenosis. The more common is degenerat ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes...: The classic 3 are chest pain, syncope (passing out), and heart failure. Shortness of breath is a common symptom of heart failure.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Straus
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Heart failure: The narrowing of the aortic valve blocks the heart from pumping blood to the rest of the body effectively and overworks the heart as well, further exa ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
As or AI: Stenosis : valve is narrow. Insufficiency : valve leaks.

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