Top
40
Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Valvular Aortic Stenosis

Share
1

1
What is the treatment for valvular aortic stenosis?

What is the treatment for valvular aortic stenosis?

Depends: Surgical if it's really bad & the patient can withstand the surgery. If the stenosis is not severe, medical management. ...Read more

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
641 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What is the treatment for valvular pulmonic stenosis?

What is the treatment for valvular pulmonic stenosis?

It depends: Cardiac catheterization: balloon dilation or valvuloplasty. This is the most common method of repair for pulmonary valve stenosis. Surgical repair surgical separation of valve leaflets that have become fused, allowing the valve leaflets to open properly and surgery to replace the valve. ...Read more

3

3
Can pulmonary valve stenosis cure itself over time?

Can pulmonary valve stenosis cure itself over time?

No: Pulmonary valve stenosis may be mild and remain so for many years, but it does not go away without treatment. ...Read more

4

4
What are some treatments for the aortic stenosis?

What are some treatments for the aortic stenosis?

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

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
What are the treatments for mitral stenosis?

What are the treatments for mitral stenosis?

Mitral stenosis: If severe, mitral stenosis is treated either with balloon valvuloplasty if the valve is not too calcified, or valve replacement. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What are the tests for valvular aortic stenosis?

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

7

7
What are the management options for a neonate with pulmonary valvular stenosis?

What are the management options for a neonate with pulmonary valvular stenosis?

Pulmonary stenosis: Patients with pulmonary valve stenosis generally receive one of three management strategies, depending upon severity of symptoms and degree of stenosis as well as how abnormal the valve itself is: one, balloon valvuloplasty, consists of opening the valve through a catheter inserted into the heart; two, involves surgical to repair/replace valve; third, continued monitoring until intervention needed. ...Read more

8

8
What are some good homeopathic medicines for calcified aortic valve/ aortic stenosis?

What are some good homeopathic medicines for calcified aortic valve/ aortic stenosis?

Not first treatment: Homeopathy is not the first treatment to be used in aortic stenosis. Full cardiology evaluation -- and depending on how much the valve problem is impacting cardiac function and the patient's life, possibly surgery -- is required. That said, there are a few homeopathic remedies known to help. But you definitely need a professional homeopath for this. Care should be collaborative w/cardiology.. ...Read more

9

9
What are recommendations for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

What are recommendations for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

Pulmonary stenosis: There are a number of variables that pediatric cardiologists and heart surgeons take into consideration when determining how to approach pulmonary valve stenosis in a neonate. Generally speaking, a catheter-based approach is desirable to avoid surgery, and may be attempted first provided that the anatomy and other patient factors are amenable to that. ...Read more

11

11
What are the postoperative recommendations for pulmonary valve stenosis repair in infants?

Normal: Aswer somewhat depends upon how it was fixed - surgically or catheter - as well as the result. But most ps has a very good outcome and patients have a normal life. Post-op care is quite minimal. ...Read more

13

13
What is the most recommended remedy for mitral valve prolapse?

What is the most recommended remedy for mitral valve prolapse?

Nada: Leave it alone. If it's not associated with regurgitation or only mild to moderate regurgitation, it causes no symptoms and requires no treatment. If there is severe regurgitation, there are strict criteria for valve repair. In the most severe and rare form in which there is a tear in the attachments, surgery is necessary to repair the valve. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Can aortic regurgitation be treated with TAVR surgery or is it only viable for aortic stenosis?

Can aortic regurgitation be treated with TAVR surgery or is it only viable for aortic stenosis?

TAVR: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) involves implanting a device (a stent-like frame with a valve inside it) where the existing aortic valve sits between the heart and the aorta. The original valve is not removed. TAVR is currently an option for certain patients with Aortic Stenosis (their own valve does not open well) particularly those who are not good candidates for surgery. ...Read more

15

15
Is there an effective way to mitigate mild aortic valve sclerotic and aortic valve regurgitation?

Is there an effective way to mitigate mild aortic valve sclerotic and aortic valve regurgitation?

Aortic valve: We have no specific steps other than good medical care. If hypertensive it needs treatment, anti atherosclerotic therapy is also appropriate. ...Read more

16

16
What are the treatments for renal artery stenosis?

RAS: RAS due to atherosclerosis (ASO) more often than fibromuscular disease (FMD) Medical treatment does not alter RAS but can control BP. RAS can progress to occlusion. Controlling ASO risk factors appropriate. Open renal bypass infrequent. Angioplasty/stent more common but controversial. PTA probably Rx of choice for FMD. PTA/stent for ASO if flash pulmonary edema, uncontrolled BP, renal failure. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
What can be done for severe degenerative aortic valve stenosis?

What can be done for severe degenerative aortic valve stenosis?

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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Which systolic pressure should be used for the management of an aortic aneurysm?

Which systolic pressure should be used for the management of an aortic aneurysm?

Below 140: Lower is fine, too, as long as you are not feeling lightheaded or dizzy. Keeping the BP low slows the rate of aneurysm expansion. Decreasing the heart rate to <80 is also thought to reduce the shear stress that increases growth rate of aneurysms. Remember, active smoking increases the rate of growth of aneurysms and increases the rupture rate of smaller aneurysms, so quit if you are still smoking! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Is Mitral Valvuloplasty effective than surgery for treating mitral valve stenosis due to rheumatic heart disease?will size decrease again after ?

Can be: Balloon mitral valvuloplasty can be an effective treatment for rheumatic mitral stenosis. Several parameters are first assessed including degree of calcification and immobility of the valve leaflets, degree of mitral regurgitation (leakiness), etc. A thoughtful cardiologist can guide you through that algorithm to determine if this may be the correct choice. ...Read more

20

20
Are there any treatments for aortic stenosis other than surgery or percutaneous aortic valve replacement?

Long term, no: For "critical aortic stenosis" (valve area less than .7cm2) surgery, and occasionally valvuloplasty is the only curative treatment. Prior to the critical phase of aortic stenosis, the condition is temporized with medications that support overall heart function. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
23

23
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

See 4 more doctor answers
24

24
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

See 1 more doctor answer
26

26
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

27

27
What is the definition or description of: Valvular aortic stenosis?

Aortic stenosis: Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. Aortic stenosis restricts the blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta and may also affect the pressure in the left atrium. ...Read more

28

28
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

29

29
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

See 1 more doctor answer
30

30
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

31

31
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

See 1 more doctor answer
32

32
What is the treatment for valvular aortic stenosis?

Depends: Surgical if it's really bad & the patient can withstand the surgery. If the stenosis is not severe, medical management. ...Read more

33

33
What happens if you don't have any treatments done for your son's aortic stenosis, will it eventually resolve?

No: Aortic stenosis does not resolve over time. However, it can remain stable. There are some fairly decent established criteria for when to intervene (depends on echo measures and other symptoms/conditions). Please discuss your specific issues with your cardiologist. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
34

34
What are some treatments for aortic stenosis surgery?

What are some treatments for aortic stenosis surgery?

Multiple: Options for aortic valve surgery today include replacement with full sternotomy or mini- sternotomy, or percutaneous aortic valve replacement, which will likely be the standard of care in another 5- 10 years. Currently, surgery is still the best approach with the longest track record. ...Read more

35

35
What are some treatments for the aortic stenosis?

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

See 2 more doctor answers
36

36
Are there any treatments for aortic stenosis other than surgery or percutaneous aortic valve replacement?

Long term, no: For "critical aortic stenosis" (valve area less than .7cm2) surgery, and occasionally valvuloplasty is the only curative treatment. Prior to the critical phase of aortic stenosis, the condition is temporized with medications that support overall heart function. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
37

37
Want to get on with my life. How is aortic stenosis diagnosed? When can treatment start?

Want to get on with my life. How is aortic stenosis diagnosed? When can treatment start?

Echocardiography: An echocardiogram with doppler will make the diagnosis. There is no need for treatment unless it is severe and causing symptoms. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
38

38
How long a person with advanced aortic stenosis has left to live if you don't fix it?

How long a person with advanced aortic stenosis has left to live if you don't fix it?

Depends: Asymptomatic pts even with severe as have a good prognosis. 1 percent per yr death rates. With symptoms rates much worse. 25 percent 1 yr and 50 percent 2 yr mortality. 50 percent of these deaths are sudden. When pts have angina , pts usually have their event around 5 yrs from onset of symtoms , 3 yrs for syncope (fainting) and 1-2 yrs heart failure. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
39

39
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

See 1 more doctor answer
40

40
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

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


Dr. John Landi
20 doctors shared insights

Valvular Aortic Stenosis (Definition)

Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. Aortic stenosis restricts the blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta and may also affect the pressure ...Read more