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Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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What would be the ball park figure life expectancy of inoperable aortic stenosis?

More detail: There is not much "inoperable" as. However, the patients overall frail condition, such as in the very elderly with other health problems, or perhaps a very damaged and poorly functioning heart may make this too high an operative risk. But it isn't the valve. Per se, that is inoperable. Some folks would try a percutaneous valve placement in this setting. ...Read more

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What is the average life span if someone that has aortic stenosis?

What is the average life span if someone that has aortic stenosis?

It depends: If your valve is severely steno tic you have a life limited expectancy of less than 5 years unless it is corrected by replacing the valve. ...Read more

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Is aortic stenosis from old age common? What percent of people will get it? More women or men? Life style increase risk?

Is  aortic stenosis from old age common? What percent of people will get it? More women or men? Life style increase risk?

Aortic stenosis: Aortic stenosis incidence increases with age. Incidence is generally low. More common in men. No effect of lifestyle. ...Read more

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Would a hole in your heart and aortic stenosis be life-threatening?

Would a hole in your heart and aortic stenosis be life-threatening?

Depends: Both vary separately and as a pair in their impact on the heart and circulatory system, from minimal to life threatening. ...Read more

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Does an infant with borderline left ventricle and aortic stenosis and other associated problems can live a normal healthy life or will compromise ?

Likely Compromise: Unfortunately, a "borderline" left ventricle and as will likely have some long term effect. That does not mean your child cannot live a meaningful and happy life. As a cardiologist, i can tell you that there are too many unknowns to begin to speculate. But if things go well (i.e. Surgery/cath) your child can do well and be happy. ...Read more

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What is an aortic stenosis?

What is an aortic stenosis?

Narrowing of the: Aortic valve by calcification causing fixed restriction of blood flow out of the heart. ...Read more

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How does the condition aortic stenosis occur?

How does the condition aortic stenosis occur?

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 more

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Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
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Aortic Stenosis (Definition)

Aortic stenosis is the narrowing and hardening of the valve that connects the heart to the aorta, the largest artery in the body. This causes decreased flow of blood from the heart to the ...Read more


Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more