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Can aortic stenosis with bicuspid valve be corrected by invasive surgery?

Can aortic stenosis with bicuspid valve be corrected by invasive surgery?

Yes: Surgery is commonly done for this condition in patients that have symptoms and meet criteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Valve (Definition)

A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more


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Surgery for valve replacement in someone with aortic stenosis? What are the different ways?

Surgery for valve replacement in someone with aortic stenosis?  What are the different ways?

SAVR AND TAVR: Traditionally, surgical aortic valve replacement was the best method for treating significant aortic stenosis. Some patients, unfortunately, were too ill for the procedure. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (tavr) has proven an excellent alternative for these patients. Talk to your thoracic surgeon and cardiologist to see if you are eligible. ...Read more

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Valve surgery recommended at what point if you have aortic stenosis?

Valve surgery recommended at what point if you have aortic stenosis?

See below: The accepted indications for surgical treatment are syncope (fainting) which may indicate critical narrowing. Chest pain which may be due to poor flow to the coronary arteries which start just beyond the aortic valve and shortness of breath which may be due to congestive heart failure are the two others. ...Read more

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Valve surgery recommended for you at what point, if you have aortic stenosis?

Valve surgery recommended for you at what point, if you have aortic stenosis?

Symptoms: Symptomatic aortic stenosis or aortic stenosis that has started to affect the heart (enlargement, decrease in ejection fraction) even in the absence of symptoms are indications for surgery. ...Read more

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What are other ways to treat aortic stenosis besides valve replacement surgery?

What are other ways to treat aortic stenosis besides valve replacement surgery?

None: Unfortunately we are yet to find a non-surgical way to halt or reverse aortic stenosis. Current technology however is advancing the placement of new aortic valves through a catheter avoiding having to open the chest. ...Read more

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Do you know any way to treat aortic stenosis besides valve replacement surgery?

Transcatheter : There is no medical treatment for aortic stenosis other than replacing the valve by open heart surgery or by transcatheter approach whereby the artificial valve is delivered to the aorta by a catheter through the aorta in the groin (femoral artery) percutaneously. In the US ,the procedure is approved only in patients deemed too risky to undergo open heart surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about way to treat aortic stenosis besides valve replacement surgery?

Can you tell me about way to treat aortic stenosis besides valve replacement surgery?

Medical therapy: Treatment of symptomatic aortic stenosis is generally surgical. Today, interventional therapy includes transcatheter valve replacement, which may be a better tolerated procedure applicable to more patients, or balloon valvuloplasty, usually used in children or elderly patients. Medical therapy is always the first line therapy, and may be successful for a prolonged period prior to intervention. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for aortic stenosis other than surgery or percutaneous aortic valve replacement?

Are there any treatments for aortic stenosis other than surgery or percutaneous aortic valve replacement?

Surgery: This is a mechanical obstruction to the outflow tract of the left ventricle.Removal of the mechanical obstruction with a suitable replacement is the standard of care proven to prolong and preserve quality of life given suitable candidate.Prosthetic choice depends on age and pathology.Percutaneous aortic valve interventions other than straight baloon valvuloplasty reserved for inoperable candidates. ...Read more

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Bicuspid aortic valve & aortic stenosis. Baby sometimes gets a blue tongue, is there a way to treat this?

Bicuspid aortic valve & aortic stenosis. Baby sometimes gets a blue tongue, is there a way to treat this?

Yes: Bicuspid valve is a relatively common condition and most tolerate until adulthood and valve replacement. Some are treated in children with valve dilation, open repair or rarely with replacement since so small. If cyanosis is happening, need evaluation for endocardiac shunting ( pfo, asd, vsd ) etc. ...Read more

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Bicuspid aortic valve & aortic stenosis & baby sometime gets blue lips and tongue, what to do?

Bicuspid aortic valve & aortic stenosis & baby sometime gets blue lips and tongue, what to do?

Pediatric cardiologi: Who has a bicuspid aortic valve, parent or baby?Take baby to pediatric cardiologist, several to choose in cleveland. Baby needs an echocardiogram, possibly cardiac ct or mri. How old is the baby?Do not waste time , take baby today. ...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


Bicuspid (Definition)

It refers to teeth with two cusps or bumps. The bicuspids are usually located between the molars which have 4 to 5 cusps and the cuspids or eye teeth which have one cusp. Most people have 8 ...Read more