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What does aortic valve stenosis lead to?

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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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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What is aortic valve stenosis?

What is aortic valve stenosis?

Aortic stenosis: Narrowing of the aortic valve which is located between the left ventricle and the aorta. ...Read more

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What are causes of aortic valve stenosis?

What are causes of aortic valve stenosis?

Multiple: Perhaps the most common offending etiology in aortic stenosis in the us is atherosclerosis. Just as this can affect the arteries in the body, it can affect the tissues covering the aortic valve and then the plaque deposition and calcific degeneration of the valve leads to its problems. Rheumatic heart disease, not common in the us, is another common cause in third world countries. ...Read more

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What causes someone to develop aortic valve stenosis ?

What causes someone to develop aortic valve stenosis ?

Congenital, acquired: Bicuspid aortic valves are an anatomic variant seen in 2% of the population. They are prone to develop aortic stenosis. The more common is degenerative or senile which is seen in the elderly. The cause is likely multifactorial and may share some similarity to atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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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

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I was just diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis. What's my next step?

I was just diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis. What's my next step?

How severe: What is the aortic valve area, your body surface area, aortic valve gradient, tricuspid or bicuspid, if bicuspid what is the diameter of the ascending aorta. Do you have marfan's, ehrles-danlos or collagen disorder. Is there a hypotensive response to excersise. Without all those answers can not advise. ...Read more

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I've been told I have severe degenerative aortic valve stenosis.What can I do?

I've been told I have severe degenerative aortic valve stenosis.What can I do?

Surgery eventually: Severe degenerative aortic valve stenosis generally will require aortic valve replacement at some point. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to slow down aortic valve stenosis from progressing?

Not really: Avoid rheumatic fever in childhood avoid birth with bicuspid valve it is a slow progressive hardening and calcification of abnormal, or even previously normal tissue. So there is not much we nor you can do. ...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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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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Could you tell me what are my restrictions with mild aortic valve stenosis?

Could you tell me what are my restrictions with mild aortic valve stenosis?

None: Usually with mild aortic stenosis, no lv muscle thickness (hypertrophy), no ekg changes, and no aortic root dilatation, there are no restrictions. However, your cardiologist is the best person to tell you about restrictions because he has much better knowledge of your whole condition and any other associated problems. ...Read more

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What is icd-9 of aortic valve stenosis?

What is icd-9 of aortic valve stenosis?

424.1: The closest I have been able to find is 424.1, aortic valve disorders. I cannot find a specific code for stenosis. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect someone with aortic valve stenosis?

How does alcohol affect someone with aortic valve stenosis?

Variable: Like any drug, alcohol has its own pharmacologic profile and metabolism with acute and chronic adverse effects possible. If the aortic stenosis is mild to moderate or less, modest alcohol intake may have little to no effect. If the aortic stenosis is severe or critical, then instability of blood pressure or heart rhythm may result and create clinically important problems. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect someone who has aortic valve stenosis?

How does alcohol affect someone who has aortic valve stenosis?

Heart & BP: Alcohol can contribute to atherosclerosis, which can cause or worsen aortic valve stenosis ... But more importantly, alcohol can affect blood pressure and heart rate and can make the symptoms of aortic stenosis worse ... ...Read more

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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. Julie Abbott
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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


Dr. Joshua Buckler
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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