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Doctor insights on: Aortic Stenosis Life Expectancy

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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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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

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