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I am not feeling like myself. What are the symptoms of aortic stenosis?

I am not feeling like myself. What are the symptoms of aortic stenosis?

Several: The most common symptom is chest pain with effort or in more advanced cases where the stenosis has been severe for many years, decreased exercise tolerance, shortness of breath, light headedness and palpitations among others. Check with your doctor, the diagnosis is usually straight forward. ...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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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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What are the symptoms associated with valvular aortic stenosis?

What are the symptoms associated with valvular aortic stenosis?

The symptoms ranges: From mild to severe. Aortic valve stenosis signs and symptoms typically develop when narrowing of the valve is severe and can include: chest pain (angina) or tightness, feeling faint or fainting with exertion, shortness of breath, especially with exertion, fatigue, especially during times of increased activity, heart palpitations sensations of a rapid, fluttering heartbeat, heart murmur. ...Read more

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Whether people with MVP primary MR have an increased chance of Aortic stenosis? I hear an early click(s1) in my aorta. Can it be a sign of bicuspid va

Whether people with MVP primary MR have an increased chance of Aortic stenosis? I hear an early click(s1) in my aorta. Can it be a sign of bicuspid va

Mitral & AorticValv: There is no evidence that individuals with MVP with MR are at an increased risk for Aortic Valve disease. Sometimes there is a sound or click associated with a Bicuspid aortic valve, but clicks are also associated with Mitral valve prolapse. Both of these would be seen on an echocardiogram which is used to diagnose the mitral valve prolapse. ...Read more

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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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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 is aortic stenosis treated?

Surgery vs Meds: Initially aortic stenosis (as) is treated with medications, but when the heart begins failing due to it as well as a few other parameters, it is time to think about surgical valve replacement. This can be done either as a traditional open heart operation or in some cases now percutaneously without having an incision. ...Read more

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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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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


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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