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Alternative Treatments For Aortic Stenosis
Multiple: Options for aortic valve surgery today include replacement with full sternotomy or mini- sternotomy, or percutaneous aortic valve replacement, which will likely be the standard of care in another 5- 10 years. Currently, surgery is still the best approach with the longest track record. ...Read more
Are there any treatments for aortic stenosis other than surgery or percutaneous aortic valve replacement?
Surgery: This is a mechanical obstruction to the outflow tract of the left ventricle.Removal of the mechanical obstruction with a suitable replacement is the standard of care proven to prolong and preserve quality of life given suitable candidate.Prosthetic choice depends on age and pathology.Percutaneous aortic valve interventions other than straight baloon valvuloplasty reserved for inoperable candidates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SAVR AND TAVR: Traditionally, surgical aortic valve replacement was the best method for treating significant aortic stenosis. Some patients, unfortunately, were too ill for the procedure. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (tavr) has proven an excellent alternative for these patients. Talk to your thoracic surgeon and cardiologist to see if you are eligible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens if you don't have any treatments done for your son's aortic stenosis, will it eventually resolve?
No: Aortic stenosis does not resolve over time. However, it can remain stable. There are some fairly decent established criteria for when to intervene (depends on echo measures and other symptoms/conditions). Please discuss your specific issues with your cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 of a bicuspid valve present since birth. There can also be wear and tear of a previously normal aortic valve in the elderly. Rheumatic fever can also cause scarring of the aortic valve in a child or adult. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aortic stenosis: Aortic stenosis is most commonly caused by age-related progressive calcification of a normal (three-leafed) aortic valve (>50% of cases). Other causes include calcification of a congenital bicuspid aortic valve (30-40% of cases) and acute rheumatic fever (less than 10% of cases). Diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia may speed up the age-related calcification and degeneration of aortic valves. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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