A 49-year-old member asked:
What are causes of aortic valve stenosis?
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli answered
22 years experience in Cardiology
Multiple: Perhaps the most common offending etiology in aortic stenosis in the us is atherosclerosis. Just as this can affect the arteries in the body, it can affect the tissues covering the aortic valve and then the plaque deposition and calcific degeneration of the valve leads to its problems. Rheumatic heart disease, not common in the us, is another common cause in third world countries.
Answered on Sep 16, 2014
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