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Wha is a aortic stenosis?

Wha is a aortic stenosis?

Tightening: Aortic stenosis is a decrease in the size of the area of the aortic valve. This can be congenital (born with it), infectious, acquired (due to atherosclerosis). Treatment is medical (if possible), interventional, or surgical. ...Read more

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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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Aort stenosis aortic stenosis at child

I : I am not exactly sure what your question is but would be happy to help if you could provide more information. You are likely referring to congenital aortic stenosis which is caused by abnormal formation of the valve leaflets of the aortic valve which is the last valve that blood passes through as it leaves the heart. A normal valve has 3 leaflets (tricuspid) but abnormal valves with only 2 leaflets (bicuspid, affecting up to 1% of the population) or 1 leaflet (unicuspid) are recognized. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is aortic stenosis?

What sort of problem is aortic stenosis?

Blockage: It is a blockage of the valve leading from the heart. This can result in heart failure and a decrease in the ability of the heart to output blood to the rest of the body due to blockage in the aorta. ...Read more

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How do you diagnosevalvular aortic stenosis ?

Echo: An echocardiogram (often called "echo") is a graphic outline of the heart's movement. High-frequency sound waves, called ultrasound, provide pictures of the heart's valves and chambers. This allows the technician, to evaluate the pumping action of the heart. Echo is often combined with doppler ultrasound and color doppler to evaluate blood flow across the heart valves and provides the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can I join the army if I have aortic stenosis?

Aortic stenosis: "Current or history of congenital anomalies of heart and great vessels (746), except for corrected patent ductus arteriosus, are disqualifying." See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/heart.htm ...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?

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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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