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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

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


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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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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 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

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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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Could you tell me about aortic stenosis in children?

Could you tell me about aortic stenosis in children?

Valve disease: Classic aortic stenosis is obstruction to blood flow at the aortic valve. The aortic valve connects the heart (left ventricle) to the aorta, which carries blood to the body. A normal aortic valve has three separate leaflets. In typical aortic stenosis in children, there is partial or complete fusion between at least two of the leaflets of the valve, which restricts opening of the valve. ...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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I am not feeling like myself. What are the symptoms of aortic stenosis?

I am not feeling like myself. What are the symptoms of aortic stenosis?

Several: The most common symptom is chest pain with effort or in more advanced cases where the stenosis has been severe for many years, decreased exercise tolerance, shortness of breath, light headedness and palpitations among others. Check with your doctor, the diagnosis is usually straight forward. ...Read more

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Can you have a baby with aortic stenosis?

Can you have a baby with aortic stenosis?

Yes and yes: You can have a baby if you have aortic stenosis. Your doctor would need to know this and take certain precautions. Can you (normal) have a baby (with: who has) aortic stenosis? Yes, there is a type of aortic stenosis that could happen in babies rarely. Talk to baby's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can having an ASD mimic aortic stenosis?

No.: The murmur from an ASD will be systolic but it will be heard in the pulmonic area. The symptoms will potentially be similar (fatigue, decreased exercise tolerance) but not until advanced shunting occurs which is unlikely. The long term prognosis is significantly different. ...Read more

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Are infants affected by mild to moderate aortic stenosis?

Are infants affected by mild to moderate aortic stenosis?

Peds cards: Depends on several factors. Recommend that you find a good pediatric cardiologist to talk to. ...Read more

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What is the average life-expectancy for aortic stenosis as?

Depends: On severity and specific symptoms. Prognosis is poor once heart failure, angina or syncope is present. ...Read more

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What is the typical lifespan of someone with aortic stenosis?

Depends: It is not just the presence of aortic stenosis, but the arrival of symptoms that determine whether the condition needs to be treated aggressively. With the development of chest pain, shortness of breath, and syncope, or fainting, the need for surgery increases. Otherwise, medical therapy may be all that is necessary for a long life. ...Read more

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What is the average life span if someone that has aortic stenosis?

It depends: If your valve is severely steno tic you have a life limited expectancy of less than 5 years unless it is corrected by replacing the valve. ...Read more

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What would be the average lifespan of someone with aortic stenosis?

Vague question: You need t know the gradient across the stenosis. High gradients require valve replacement, as the left ventricle will begin to enlarge (hypertrophy) which can eventually lead to heart failure. Echocardiography and/or left ventricular angiography performed by an interventional cardiologist can define the gradient, then you both can decide on best treatment options. ...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

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. Thomas Fiala
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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