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Doctor insights on: Balloon Valvuloplasty Aortic Stenosis

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Dr. Joshua Buckler
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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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Would a valvuloplasty work on asymptomatic, severe aortic stenosis patient?

Would a valvuloplasty work on asymptomatic, severe aortic stenosis patient?

Temporarily: It would work temporarily but you wouldn't want to assume the risks of this procedure in an asymptomatic patient. Aortic valvuloplasty is largely considered palliative. ...Read more

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Could valvuloplasty work for patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis?

Could valvuloplasty work for patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis?

No: This is a temporizing measure for those too sick to undergo definitive treatment. In patients who can tolerate definitive therapy, it is unwise. It would be foolish to choose it. While some may be seduced by its less invasive nature, it is no match for the results archived by surgical treatment. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the risk for stroke with balloon valvuloplasty on an aorta?

What is the risk for stroke with balloon valvuloplasty on an aorta?

2-6%: For balloon valvuliplasty of the aortic valve, the risk of stroke us 2-6%, depending on the experience if the physician performing it and the characteristics of the patient's aorta and aortic valve (if they have a lot of calcium, the risk is higher). ...Read more

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What are the odds of having a stroke with having a balloon valvuloplasty on an aorta?

What are the odds of having a stroke with having a balloon valvuloplasty on an aorta?

It depends: It really depends on a couple of things. Patient age is a factor. Degree of calcification of the valve is a factor as well as coronary disease. Serious complications can be as high as 15% with 7% vascular complications (access site). The procedure is best done as a bridge to either a surgical valve replacement or more recently, tavr (a way of inserting a new valve using a catheter. ...Read more

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CXR's show mild cardiamegaly 4 many yrs. Could it with Type II DM & Asthma cause Mod.Aortic Stenosis &? Mild hypokensis of Apex. This DX A.S/HA new

CXR's show mild cardiamegaly 4 many yrs.  Could it with Type II DM & Asthma cause Mod.Aortic Stenosis &? Mild hypokensis of Apex. This DX  A.S/HA new

Possibly.: It would make more sense for the cardiomegaly to result from aortic stenosis because the heart would build up muscle of the left ventricle pumping against the stenosis to get blood to the rest of the body, but they may be unrelated. Hypokinesis may represent ischemia or lack of adequate oxygen to your inferior heart. Diabetes certainly plays a role in heart disease especially atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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New dx: Mod. Aortic stenosis w/?? Mild Hypokensis of Apex. Had a PFT /fainted p 2nd MDI dose. Could new diangosis cause fainting on PFT? S.O.B. exertion

Not likely: Moderate aortic stenosis (or was it aortic valve?) is unlikely to cause fainting.. More significant is the cardiac hypokinesis, which could indicate a heart attack.. Please review with your Dr or cardiologist ! ...Read more

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Could you tell me about aortic stenosis in children?

Could you tell me about aortic stenosis in children?

Valve disease: Classic aortic stenosis is obstruction to blood flow at the aortic valve. The aortic valve connects the heart (left ventricle) to the aorta, which carries blood to the body. A normal aortic valve has three separate leaflets. In typical aortic stenosis in children, there is partial or complete fusion between at least two of the leaflets of the valve, which restricts opening of the valve. ...Read more

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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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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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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