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Is it possible to live with congenital aortic stenosis?

Is it possible to live with congenital aortic stenosis?

Yes: Aortic stenosis varies in severity. It can be so mild that it has no consequence; it can be so severe that newborns are critically ill and will not survive without treatment. Even with the most severe cases; however, patients typically survive. ...Read more

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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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Can an aquired aortic stenosis become congenital in the next generations?

Can an aquired aortic stenosis become congenital in the next generations?

Very unlikely: If it is acquired, it is usually b/c of poor lifestyle choices. However if you are 34 and have been diagnosed w/as, this is unusual, as as takes many yrs of poor lifestyle choices to acquire. You may want to check with your dr to be sure your diagnosis is correct.If u r asking b/c an elderly blood relative has as & u r pregnant & wondering @ur baby's chance of as, it is same answer, v.Unlikely. ...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

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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What could cause an aortic stenosis with apico-aortic conduit?

What could cause an aortic stenosis with apico-aortic conduit?

Calcium: This operation is rarely used but is done when the ascending aorta is too calcified to operate on. ...Read more

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What causes a fever when my child has aortic stenosis?

What causes a fever when my child has aortic stenosis?

Normal things: A child with aortic stenosis can get sick like anyone else. The most important thing is prolonged fever may be an indication of endocarditis (heart valve infection). If fever is persistent then blood cultures should be done. ...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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Can aortic stenosis cause chest pain in a 5yo?

Can aortic stenosis cause chest pain in a 5yo?

It depends....: Hello sophia, if the aortic stenosis is significant it can cause chest pain even a 5 year old because the heart muscle is working harder to pump blood. Typically the aortic stenosis would be treated with balloon dilatation or surgery (valvuloplasty or a ross procedure). ...Read more

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Why does renal or aortic stenosis usually cause hypotension?

They don't: Renal artery stenosis usually causes hypertension. In fact it can be difficult to control. Aortic stenosis doesn't cause hypotension until very late which can be dangerous if the heart has thickened. In my experience most of my patients with aortic stenosis have either normal or high blood pressure. ...Read more

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92 year old grandmother has blood in her urine she has no pain. Could this be caused by her aortic stenosis?

92 year old grandmother has blood in her urine she has no pain. Could this be caused by her aortic stenosis?

Blood in urine: The blood in her urine is not likely to be caused by aortic stenosis, even if she were on Coumadin (warfarin) if she had a metal valve. What your grandmother needs is a consultation with a urologist who will probably order a renal ultrasound to assess her kidneys. She may need a urine culture and a cystoscopy if that culture is negative for a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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New diangosis Mod.Aortic Stenosis & ?? Mild Hypokensis Apex. On 2nd puff MDI I passed out on PFT. Could new diangosis cause my passing out? Tech didn't report it.

Yes, aortic: valve stenosis can cause syncopal episodes. Loss of consciousness is an important potentially serious symptom. You need to discuss proper diagnosis and treatment with your physician and cardiologist. ...Read more

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Dr.Sevveg, Mod. Aortic Stenosis is new diangosis April 2014 found w Echo by New ♡Dr w poss mild hypokensis of Apex. No heart murmur April 2013, but YES rt side murmur in March '14 .Can D.M. cause it & Sob

Dr.Sevveg, Mod. Aortic Stenosis is new diangosis April 2014 found w Echo by New ♡Dr w poss mild hypokensis of Apex.  No heart murmur April 2013, but YES rt side murmur  in March '14 .Can D.M. cause it & Sob

Unlikely: Unlikely that DM caused AS. However DM does accelerate atherosclerotic and inflammatory process involved in plaque build up in coronary arteries and other vasculature which is a similar process involved in thickening and hardening of valves. SOB - shortness of breath needs to be worked up... Check with your doc... You will need stress testing... ...Read more

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I know my chemical induced asthma didn't cause aortic stenosis. I've heard D.M. Type II causes heart problems & all 3 can aggravate each other. T/F?

I know my chemical induced asthma didn't cause aortic stenosis. I've heard D.M. Type II causes heart problems & all 3 can aggravate each other. T/F?

More complicated: NIDDM is associated with coronary artery disease, not aortic stenosis alone. You don't mention how long you had aortic stnosis, but if it has been recent, it may be due to changes atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) associated with NIDDM. There is a big discussion whether asthma is associated with atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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If one has anemia & a symptomatic aortic stenosis is it safe to continue exercise if you feel out of breathe? Will it cause any stress on the heart?

If one has anemia & a symptomatic aortic stenosis is it safe to continue exercise if you feel out of breathe? Will it cause any stress on the heart?

Aortic Stenosis: With or without anemia aortic stenosis is bad and if it is truly symptomatic should be treated. Anemia should be evaluated. If your usual level of exercise is causing symptoms see a cardiologist. You need an operation! ...Read more

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Wha is a aortic stenosis?

Wha is a aortic stenosis?

Aortic stenosis...: Is narrowing or restriction of the aortic valve leaflets. When it occurs at old age it is usually senile calcific aortic stenosis and occurs on previously normal valves. Younger patients with stenosis tend to abnormal leaflets (2 vs 3). Mechanical stress may lead to valve thickening and fusion of the leaflets, which limits flow across the valve. With time, calcium may buildup on the valve as well. ...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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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