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Is aortic stenosis hereditary

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Tight valve: Aortic stenosis is tightening of the aortic valve. There are more rare forms of sub-valvular (below the valve) and supra-valvular (above the valve) as... Read More
Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 41 years experience
Tightening: Aortic stenosis is a decrease in the size of the area of the aortic valve. This can be congenital (born with it), infectious, acquired (due to atheros... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 17 years experience
A valve problem: Aortic stenosis is a hardening of the last valve in the heart; this valve is the last thing blood passes through before it is sent out to the body. As... Read More
Dr. Joshua Buckler
Cardiology 20 years experience
Narrow valve: Narrowing of the valve leaving the heart which is progressive, has no cure besides surgery. Once at least moderate needs yearly follow up.
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
Small valve: The aortic valve opens when the heart contracts, allowing the blood to flow from the heart to the aorta which supplies the body. When aortic stenosis ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Critical aortic stenosis may result in sudden death, stroke.Organic heart disease, heart failure, heart attack. Echocardiography and cardiac catheteri... Read More
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: Depends upon degree, other underlying disease and history of progression. It certainly can be serious, but with todays sophisticated echocardiography... Read More
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 48 years experience
Aortic stenosis: This is usually progressive narrowing of the aortic valve. If the valve becomes critically narrowed, especially with symptoms of chest pain, shortness... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: The majority of people with aortic stenosis actually die from something else. If it is severe and untreated it can cause sudden death.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Yes and yes: You can have a baby if you have aortic stenosis. Your doctor would need to know this and take certain precautions. Can you (normal) have a baby (wit... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Echo: An echocardiogram (often called "echo") is a graphic outline of the heart's movement. High-frequency sound waves, called ultrasound, provide pictures ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
May start from birth: Aortic valve problems may start from birth if the aortic valve was abnormal due to a birth defect. As one ages, there can be progressive wear and tear... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Aortic stenosis: If you have hemodynamically significant aortic stenosis, then being accepted for the military is unlikely.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
CAT scan: Cta thorax, cardiac MRI will show if that is the case. As well as an echocardiogram to assess the integrity of the valve. True supravalvar aortic sten... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Aortic Stenosis: Aortic stenosis is the abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve. As the aortic valve develops progressive narrowing, the heart must work harder to contr... Read More

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