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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.
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 occurs, the aortic valve narrows, impeding the flow of blood out of the heart. If the patients develops any symptoms, surgical replacement is needed.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Narrowing of the: Aortic valve by calcification causing fixed restriction of blood flow out of the heart.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How do you diagnosevalvular aortic stenosis ?

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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 of the heart's valves and chambers. This allows the technician, to evaluate the pumping action of the heart. Echo is often combined with doppler ultrasound and color doppler to evaluate blood flow across the heart valves and provides the diagnosis.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is valvular aortic stenosis?

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
Narrowed heart valve: The aortic valve is between the left ventricle and the aorta. It ensures that blood flows from the heart to the body and not backwards. When the valve is malformed, it does not open fully and the ventricle must work harder to push blood to the body. The medical term for this condition is stenosis.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you survive aortic stenosis?

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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:

Can you have a baby with aortic stenosis?

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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 (with: who has) aortic stenosis? Yes, there is a type of aortic stenosis that could happen in babies rarely. Talk to baby's pediatrician.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Aortic stenosis --is it serious?

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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 catheterization are diagnostic.

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