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A 18-year-old male asked:

Wha is a aortic stenosis?

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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 well.
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 atherosclerosis). Treatment is medical (if possible), interventional, or surgical.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is an aortic stenosis?

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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 you would expect, this valve is called the aortic valve. Symptoms of aortic stenosis can include chest pain, passing out and heart failure symptoms. The treatment of severe aortic stenosis is almost always surgical.

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