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Over The Counter 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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
Should someone with aortic stenosis have the transcatheter aortic valve implementation, given the need for continuous transfusions and the possibility?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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