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What is the average life-expectancy for aortic stenosis as?

What is the average life-expectancy for aortic stenosis as?

Depends: On severity and specific symptoms. Prognosis is poor once heart failure, angina or syncope is present. ...Read more

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Aortic Stenosis (Definition)

The abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve. Progressive narrowing of the aortic valve means the heart must work harder to contract and "squeeze" the blood through a smaller and smaller outflow orifice. This will eventually cause symptoms such as chest pain, dyspnea, ...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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If you have aortic stenosis as a child, will you have it recur later in life too?

Aortic stenosis: It might progress when you grow, but it depends on the type. ...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?

Aortic stenosis...: At old age is usually senile calcific aortic stenosis and occurs on previously normal valves. Younger patients with stenosis tend to abnormal leaflets (2 vs 3). Mechanical stress may lead to calcium buildup on the valve. Smoking, diabetes, hypertension and male sex are other risk factors. There are similar links to atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. But you can have one without the other. ...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?

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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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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Aortic stenosis --is it serious?

Aortic stenosis --is it serious?

Depends: Depends upon degree, other underlying disease and history of progression. It certainly can be serious, but with todays sophisticated echocardiography, we see a lot of mild aortic stenosis that is identified incidentally that will never amount to much. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Aortic stenosis?

What is the definition or description of: Aortic stenosis?

Aortic Stenosis: Aortic stenosis is the abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve. As the aortic valve develops progressive narrowing, the heart must work harder to contract and "squeeze" the blood through a smaller and smaller outflow orifice. This will eventually cause symptoms such as chest pain, dyspnea, or loss of consciousness. Severe aortic stenosis requires valve replacement. ...Read more

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What could cause an aortic stenosis with apico-aortic conduit?

Calcium: This operation is rarely used but is done when the ascending aorta is too calcified to operate on. ...Read more

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What would be the forward and backward effects of aortic stenosis?

Several: The heart must push harder which is a strain and causes "muscle bound" left ventricular hypertrophy and later heart failure.
The muscle needs more oxygen to pump and coronary flow is interfered with causing angina or heart attack in some.
Low forward flow can lead to fainting syncope.
It is related to degree if stenosis- narrowing of this door!
think of it as a door which does not open fully. ...Read more

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Is aortic stenosis a fatal condition?

If untreated: Eventually if it goes untreated. Once patients become symptomatic from severe aortic stenosis (chest pain, shortness of breath, passing out) then the 2 year survival is only about 50%. Therefore patients with aortic stenosis should see their cardiologist regularly. ...Read more

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What's senile calific aortic stenosis?

Stiff valve: As we age, wear and tear on heart valves cause them to thicken and calcify. As this happens the valve become stiff and does not open very well. This partial opening is called a stenosis. It reduces blood flow to the body. ...Read more

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Can you have a baby with aortic stenosis?

Can you have a baby with aortic stenosis?

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. ...Read more

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Surgery for someone with aortic stenosis?

Surgery for someone with aortic stenosis?

Sometimes: There is surgery for this but is only indicated for a when stenosis becomes bad and your overall condition matters too. Consult your doctor for a surgeons opinion. ...Read more

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Can having an ASD mimic aortic stenosis?

No.: The murmur from an ASD will be systolic but it will be heard in the pulmonic area. The symptoms will potentially be similar (fatigue, decreased exercise tolerance) but not until advanced shunting occurs which is unlikely. The long term prognosis is significantly different. ...Read more

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Can a person die from mitral or aortic stenosis?

Can a person die from mitral or aortic stenosis?

Yes: If severe enough, the stenosis makes it hard for the heart to pump blood to the body. ...Read more

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I need a straight answer. What is aortic stenosis?

I need a straight answer. What is aortic stenosis?

Left-sided narrowing: Aortic stenosis involves obstruction to blood flow out of the left ventricle (the major pumping chamber in the heart). Most commonly, narrowing is at the level of the aortic valve itself, but subvalvar (below the valve) and supravalvar (above the valve) aortic stenosis also occurs. Aortic stenosis may be congenital (you are born with it), or acquired. Symptoms depend on the degree of obstruction. ...Read more

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Epstein's anomaly and aortic stenosis, what is this?

Epstein's anomaly and aortic stenosis, what is this?

Congenital: Ebstein anomaly is a congenital condition affecting the tricuspid valve and its position inside the heart. Clinical symptoms are dependent on which structures are affected in addition to the valve. Aortic stenosis is a condition where the aortic valve opening is smaller than normal. This can be congenital or acquired. ...Read more

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Is it possible to live with congenital aortic stenosis?

Is it possible to live with congenital aortic stenosis?

Yes: Aortic stenosis varies in severity. It can be so mild that it has no consequence; it can be so severe that newborns are critically ill and will not survive without treatment. Even with the most severe cases; however, patients typically survive. ...Read more

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Are infants affected by mild to moderate aortic stenosis?

Peds cards: Depends on several factors. Recommend that you find a good pediatric cardiologist to talk to. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about epstein's anomaly and aortic stenosis?

Can you tell me about epstein's anomaly and aortic stenosis?

Valve problems: Ebstein's anomaly is a congenital (you are born with this) problem where the tricuspid vale on the right side of the heart is not formed correctly and often leads to a leaky valve / regurgitation.
Aortic stenosis is where the aortic valve leaflets on the left side of the heart are thickened and do not open fully leading to a restriction of blood flow out of the heart. ...Read more

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Can mild to moderate aortic stenosis affects infant's growth?

Can mild to moderate aortic stenosis affects infant's growth?

Shouldn't: Babies with this diagnosis should grow normally. If the valve leaks a lot, that could be a better reason. First step is to count calories by recording the daily intake. Most causes of growth failure, even if the heart is the culprit, are due to poor calories. Take these results to your pediatic cardiologist and discuss it. ...Read more

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What is the typical lifespan of someone with aortic stenosis?

Depends: It is not just the presence of aortic stenosis, but the arrival of symptoms that determine whether the condition needs to be treated aggressively. With the development of chest pain, shortness of breath, and syncope, or fainting, the need for surgery increases. Otherwise, medical therapy may be all that is necessary for a long life. ...Read more

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Can having mental retardation be related to having aortic stenosis?

No: Aortic stenosis per se does not adversely affect cognitive development. Not causally related, however, aortic stenosis and mental retardation are parts of certain syndrome, e.g., williams syndrome. ...Read more

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What would be the average lifespan of someone with aortic stenosis?

Vague question: You need t know the gradient across the stenosis. High gradients require valve replacement, as the left ventricle will begin to enlarge (hypertrophy) which can eventually lead to heart failure. Echocardiography and/or left ventricular angiography performed by an interventional cardiologist can define the gradient, then you both can decide on best treatment options. ...Read more

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Why would someone with aortic stenosis be at risk for sudden death?

Fixed cardiac output: With aorttic stenosis the amount of blood pumped by the heart is fixed below a specific threshold as it cannot increase the output even with increased demand as with exercise etc. Consequently, the heart, the brain or any other organ will not get the increased blood supply it needs and therefore sudden death from irregular heart beats, myocardial infarction or syncope and brain ischemia can kill. ...Read more

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Can an aquired aortic stenosis become congenital in the next generations?

Can an aquired aortic stenosis become congenital in the next generations?

Very unlikely: If it is acquired, it is usually b/c of poor lifestyle choices. However if you are 34 and have been diagnosed w/as, this is unusual, as as takes many yrs of poor lifestyle choices to acquire. You may want to check with your dr to be sure your diagnosis is correct. If u r asking b/c an elderly blood relative has as & u r pregnant & wondering @ur baby's chance of as, it is same answer, v.Unlikely. ...Read more

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What is the average lifespan of someone with aortic stenosis if not corrected?

What is the average lifespan of someone with aortic stenosis if not corrected?

Depends on symptoms: Patients with uncorrected aortic stenosis have a poor survival: half of the patients that develop angina (chest pain) will die within 5 years, half of the patients that develop syncope (passing out) will die within 3 years, and half of the patients that develop heart failure will die within 2 years. Aortic valve replacement can pretty much normalize the life span and improve symptoms markedly. ...Read more

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What's the sign in physical exam with which we can say aortic stenosis in a case is not severe?

Echocardiogram: In order to evaluate the severity of aortic stenosis you must have an echocardiogram. Several measurements are performed, including jet velocity and aortic valve area, that will determine the severity of stenosis.
Physical exam findings are not consistent enough to be used as a determining factor for the degree of stenosis. ...Read more

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How does a child develop aortic stenosis at such an early age, isn't this a disease for the elderly?

Not Only Elderly: You are correct in that as is common in the elderly. But children are not little adults, and the process is different. In children with, the aortic valve itself usually did not develop normally. Or, they contracted a disease like rheumatic fever which affects heart valves (quite rare in the west). Please discuss your specific issues with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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I am a patient w/ severe aortic stenosis. Can I be stabilized long enough to travel for 8 hours and wait two weeks?

Depends: Depends on if you have symptoms or not. I would recommend you call your cardiologist and review how you are feeling with them and let them advise you. ...Read more

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What is valvular aortic stenosis?

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. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for the aortic stenosis?

What are some treatments for the aortic stenosis?

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 more

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I have chest pain and aortic stenosis, any suggestions?

Needs expert eval: Aortic valve stenosis and chest pain, if it is angina, is an ominous combination. Angina means that there is pain related to inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle to meet the needs of the heart. In as, the work being done by the heart is high due to the obstruction, and there is potential for blood supply to be limited. Find an expert is structural heart disease to evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why might someone with aortic stenosis be prescribed phosphodiesterase inhibitors?

Post operatively: People are reluctant to give pre op patients with critical aortic stenosis inotropes. They stimulate the heart, but in the case of dobutamine and milrinone (most common phosphodiesterase inhibitor) they also drop the aortic pressure past the valve, and that can be very bad.

Post op, PDE's can be preferable to other inotropes because sympathomimetics worsen the stiffness of the thick LV. ...Read more

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


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