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How Does Alcohol Affect Someone Who Has Aortic Valve Stenosis
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
Variable: Like any drug, alcohol has its own pharmacologic profile and metabolism with acute and chronic adverse effects possible. If the aortic stenosis is mild to moderate or less, modest alcohol intake may have little to no effect. If the aortic stenosis is severe or critical, then instability of blood pressure or heart rhythm may result and create clinically important problems.
Depends: How much alcohol are we talking about? In low doses (1-2 drinks per day), it would not have much effect, but if someone is short of breath before, it might even improve that. The main effects of aortic stenosis are fainting spells, chest pain and heart failure, and alcohol is not particularly good, esp in higher doses (> 2 drinks/day) for any of those.See 1 more doctor answer
Cardiologist: Need to see your cardiologist stat. An echocardiogram and depending on findings and symptoms perhaps cardiac catheterization may be needed. If the severity of the stenosis has progressed to critical or if older person concomitant coronary artery disease has developed, surgical treatment inminent. Critical aortic stenosis may result in sudden death, stroke or permanent ventricular injury.See 1 more doctor answer
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None currently: Typically none with mild or moderate stenosis as long as there is nothing else going on, but should be monitored by a cardiologist over time and your individual case discussed.See 1 more doctor answer
None: Usually with mild aortic stenosis, no lv muscle thickness (hypertrophy), no ekg changes, and no aortic root dilatation, there are no restrictions. However, your cardiologist is the best person to tell you about restrictions because he has much better knowledge of your whole condition and any other associated problems.See 1 more doctor answer
Multiple: Perhaps the most common offending etiology in aortic stenosis in the us is atherosclerosis. Just as this can affect the arteries in the body, it can affect the tissues covering the aortic valve and then the plaque deposition and calcific degeneration of the valve leads to its problems. Rheumatic heart disease, not common in the us, is another common cause in third world countries.See 1 more doctor answer
Replacement of valve: Surgical replacement of aortic valve is the standard of care. No medicines can relieve the blockage. More recently percutaneous valve replacement has become available for patients who are at a high risk from surgery for aortic valve replacement. This procedure can be performed with a catheter through the groin, but carries its own complicaitons and risks.See 1 more doctor answer
How severe: What is the aortic valve area, your body surface area, aortic valve gradient, tricuspid or bicuspid, if bicuspid what is the diameter of the ascending aorta. Do you have marfan's, ehrles-danlos or collagen disorder. Is there a hypotensive response to excersise. Without all those answers can not advise.See 1 more doctor answer
Surgery eventually: Severe degenerative aortic valve stenosis generally will require aortic valve replacement at some point.
The aortic valve is one of 4 valves in the heart, each of which separates 2 cardiac chambers. It opens when blood is actively ejected from the left ventricle into the aorta artery, to be carried to the rest of the body. It then closes firmly to prevent blood from flowing backwards, while it passively continues to flow forward to body's vital organs. When next heartbeat ...Read more
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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