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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Valvular Aortic Stenosis (Overview)

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.


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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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
20 Doctors shared insights

Valvular Aortic Stenosis (Overview)

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.


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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

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Managing Spinal Stenosis (Checklist)

Use NSAIDs for relief
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Get an x-ray or MRI if you are not better in 6 weeks
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See a spine specialist if you are not better in 6 weeks
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What will be done to treat valvular aortic stenosis?

What will be done to treat valvular aortic stenosis?

Valve replacement: If aortic valve stenosis is critical will require an aortic valve replacement. ...Read more

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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

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What is valvular aortic stenosis?

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

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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

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What will be done to treat valvular aortic stenosis?

Valve replacement: If aortic valve stenosis is critical will require an aortic valve replacement. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Can stem cell therapy help with valvular aortic stenosis?

Not as of now: Not as of now. The only treatment currently is valve replacement. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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Aortic stenosis --is it serious?

Aortic stenosis --is it serious?

Depends: Depends upon degree, other underlying disease and history of progression. It certainly can be serious, but with todays sophisticated echocardiography, we see a lot of mild aortic stenosis that is identified incidentally that will never amount to much. ...Read more

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How does the condition aortic stenosis occur?

How does the condition aortic stenosis occur?

May start from birth: Aortic valve problems may start from birth if the aortic valve was abnormal due to a birth defect. As one ages, there can be progressive wear and tear of a bicuspid valve present since birth. There can also be wear and tear of a previously normal aortic valve in the elderly. Rheumatic fever can also cause scarring of the aortic valve in a child or adult. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Aortic stenosis?

What is the definition or description of: Aortic stenosis?

Aortic Stenosis: Aortic stenosis is the abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve. As the aortic valve develops progressive narrowing, 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, or loss of consciousness. Severe aortic stenosis requires valve replacement. ...Read more

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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 would be the forward and backward effects of aortic stenosis?

Several: The heart must push harder which is a strain and causes "muscle bound" left ventricular hypertrophy and later heart failure.
The muscle needs more oxygen to pump and coronary flow is interfered with causing angina or heart attack in some.
Low forward flow can lead to fainting syncope.
It is related to degree if stenosis- narrowing of this door!
think of it as a door which does not open fully. ...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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Surgery for someone with aortic stenosis?

Surgery for someone with aortic stenosis?

Sometimes: There is surgery for this but is only indicated for a when stenosis becomes bad and your overall condition matters too. Consult your doctor for a surgeons opinion. ...Read more

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Can a person die from mitral or aortic stenosis?

Can a person die from mitral or aortic stenosis?

Yes: If severe enough, the stenosis makes it hard for the heart to pump blood to the body. ...Read more

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I need a straight answer. What is aortic stenosis?

I need a straight answer. What is aortic stenosis?

Left-sided narrowing: Aortic stenosis involves obstruction to blood flow out of the left ventricle (the major pumping chamber in the heart). Most commonly, narrowing is at the level of the aortic valve itself, but subvalvar (below the valve) and supravalvar (above the valve) aortic stenosis also occurs. Aortic stenosis may be congenital (you are born with it), or acquired. Symptoms depend on the degree of obstruction. ...Read more

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Epstein's anomaly and aortic stenosis, what is this?

Epstein's anomaly and aortic stenosis, what is this?

Congenital: Ebstein anomaly is a congenital condition affecting the tricuspid valve and its position inside the heart. Clinical symptoms are dependent on which structures are affected in addition to the valve. Aortic stenosis is a condition where the aortic valve opening is smaller than normal. This can be congenital or acquired. ...Read more

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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

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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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Can you join the military with aortic stenosis murmur?

Unlikely: If you have aortic stenosis, your exercise capacity will be somewhat limited (depending on the degree of stenosis), so it's unlikely you will be able to join the military. ...Read more

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I have chest pain and aortic stenosis, any suggestions?

I have chest pain and aortic stenosis, any suggestions?

Needs expert eval: Aortic valve stenosis and chest pain, if it is angina, is an ominous combination. Angina means that there is pain related to inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle to meet the needs of the heart. In as, the work being done by the heart is high due to the obstruction, and there is potential for blood supply to be limited. Find an expert is structural heart disease to evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is senile calific aortic stenosis?

Degeneration: The aortic valve connects the heart (left ventricle specifically) to the aorta, which carries blood throughout the body. Aortic stenosis is obstruction at the valve level to flow through the valve. This increases the workload on the left ventricle. Senile calcific as is a degeneration of the valve, which calcium deposition in the valve. This is different than a congenitally abnormal valve. ...Read more

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What will be the interaction be between aortic stenosis and weight lifting?

Symptoms: Symptoms of aortic stenosis are syncope (passing out), angina (chest pain) and heart failure. Weight lifting may actually increase the heart muscle thickness (although the right heart may be affected more). With aortic stenosis, the left heart gets thicker. Weight training is probably okay, but you need to discuss it with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Why might someone with aortic stenosis be prescribed phosphodiesterase inhibitors?

Post operatively: People are reluctant to give pre op patients with critical aortic stenosis inotropes. They stimulate the heart, but in the case of dobutamine and milrinone (most common phosphodiesterase inhibitor) they also drop the aortic pressure past the valve, and that can be very bad.

Post op, PDE's can be preferable to other inotropes because sympathomimetics worsen the stiffness of the thick LV. ...Read more

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My son has very mild (barely notable) aortic stenosis and mild aortic leak. How bad is it?

I presumed: He is under the care of a cardiologist already. It is best that you addressed these questions / concerns with the specialist as he has all the test results and can give you a more meaningful answer pertinent to your son's case as far as restrictions/ activities goes and preventive measures. ...Read more

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
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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


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