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Aortic Stenosis Life Expectancy
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would experts say? Could a hole in your heart and aortic stenosis be a life threatening illness?
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 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
Calcium: This operation is rarely used but is done when the ascending aorta is too calcified to operate on. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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