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Doctor insights on: Can Stem Cell Therapy Help With Valvular Aortic Stenosis

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Stem Cell Therapy (Definition)

Application of cellular therapy to replace or repair diseased or injured cells. The "stem cell" would have the capacity to "grow up" and result in new healthy tissue or organ. The most common application would be blood stem cells for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, or other blood cancers, but increasingly stem cells are being looked at to treat arthritic, ...Read more


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When does surgery have to be done for valvular aortic stenosis ?

When does surgery have to be done for valvular aortic stenosis ?

Many factors: The most important factor is, are you symptomatic? If you have any symptoms, surgical intervention is recommended. 50% of patients who develop symptoms from as will not survive more than 2 years. Other parameters to look at are the mean gradient > 40 , velocity > 4 m/s, and aortic valve area <1 cm2. If any of these are met, you should consider surgery. ...Read more

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Please explain what it "mild valvular aortic stenosis with mild aortic regurgitation"?

Please explain what it "mild valvular aortic stenosis with mild aortic regurgitation"?

Qualitative?: The aortic valve is the valve that connects the heart (left ventricle, a pumping chamber) with the aorta (the blood vessel that carries blood throughout the body. Aortic stenosis means that there is not free forward flow through the aortic valve, or in other words, there is obstruction. Aortic regurgitation means that there is back flow through the aortic valve from the aorta back to the heart. ...Read more

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Does having open heart surgery for valvular aortic stenosis make you live shorter?

Does having open heart surgery for valvular aortic stenosis make you live shorter?

Not Typically: This would not be an expected outcome; in fact, the expected outcome is that one would live a bit longer with the aortic stenosis being corrected. It is possible to have a shorter life expectancy is there is a complication from the surgery. ...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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What is the meaning of "no hemodynamically significant valvular aortic stenosis"?

What is the meaning of "no hemodynamically significant valvular aortic stenosis"?

No problem: It means that there is probably some thickening of the valve or very early narrowing of the valve but not enough to actually block blood flow. ...Read more

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What is valvular aortic stenosis?

Narrowed heart valve: The aortic valve is between the left ventricle and the aorta. It ensures that blood flows from the heart to the body and not backwards. When the valve is malformed, it does not open fully and the ventricle must work harder to push blood to the body. The medical term for this condition is stenosis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for valvular aortic stenosis?

Several: Echo-cardiogram comes to mind but some are doing cardiac mri's & even functional cardiac mri's. ...Read more

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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Stem Cell (Definition)

The capacity to "grow up" or differentiate to produce mature cellular elements. In blood production rbc, WBC and platelets. Fundamentally, stem cells can also self-replicate and thus provide a pool of ...Read more