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If you have aortic valve stenosis can you ride roller coasters?

If you have aortic valve stenosis can you ride roller coasters?

Depends: It depends on how severe the aortic stenosis is. If mild, there should be no problem. If severe, the stress could cause strain on the heart and lead to serious problems. Usually, if it is that severe, the condition is treated. One should directly consult one's cardiologist to answer this question. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Is it safe to ride roller coasters if you have aortic valve stenosis?

Is it safe to ride roller coasters if you have aortic valve stenosis?

Depends on the sever: For mild to moderate stenosis, probably little to no risk. For severe disease, would check with your heart doctor. ...Read more

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If you have aortic valve stenosis is it safe to ride the roller coasters?

If you have aortic valve stenosis is it safe to ride the roller coasters?

Maybe: If it is mild, it would not be a problem. If moderate you would need to ask your cardiologist specifically. If severe, no. ...Read more

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I have aortic valve stenosis and am wondering if lifting 10lb dumbbells is bad?

VALVE AREA?: Depends on the valve area, transvalvular gradient, contractility, ejection fraction, left ventricular end diastolic and systolic dimensions, and overall physical conditionig. Need echo findings, blood pressure and heart rate and transvalvular gradients. ...Read more

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I have aortic valve stenosis. Is lifting 10lb dumbbells bad for my heart and valve?

I have aortic valve stenosis. Is lifting 10lb dumbbells bad for my heart and valve?

Depends: It really depends on the severity of your aortic stenosis. If it is mild and you have no symptoms then exercise should not be a problem. However if it is severe and you have symptoms then i would not recommend exercise until you have recovered from your aortic valve surgery. Your best resource is your doctor who can actually examine you. ...Read more

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What does aortic valve stenosis lead to?

Aortic stenosis: Aortic stenosis refers to the gradual destruction of the aortic valve. It is a progressive process that eventually leads to shortness of breath and lack of energy with exercise. Untreated it will eventually cause congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause aortic valve stenosis?

Does alcohol cause aortic valve stenosis?

No: Aortic stenosis is a condition in which the aortic valve of the heart is narrowed and flow out of the left ventricle is restricted. Alcohol is not one of the causes of aortic stenosis. ...Read more

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What are my life restrictions if I have mild aortic valve stenosis?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Aortic Valve (Definition)

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


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