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What is the size of the aortic valve?

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Dr. John Wylie
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
1.5-2: 1.5 - 2 CM squared is a normal aortic valve area, though body size must be taken into account.
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Dr. George Kinzfogl
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
3-4: The normal aortic valve area for a full-sized adult is 3-4 centimeters squared. Once the aortic valve area is less than 2 cm2, a condition called aortic stenosis is present. Once aortic stenosis is present, the valve area can decrease by 0.1 cm2/year. When aortic stenosis is severe, with a valve area of less than 1.0 cm2, cardiac surgery may be necessary.
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Where is the aortic valve?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Between LV & aorta: It is the part of the heart between the outflow tract of the left ventricle and the beginning of the aorta.
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