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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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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 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 is mitral valve stenosis?

What is mitral valve stenosis?

Mitral valve: The mitral valve has to open properly to let blood flow into the left ventricle from the atrium. If it doesn't, we call this stenosis. It has to close to keep the blood flowing toward the body, if it doesn't we call this regurgitation or insufficiency. Either or both problems can exist with the valve if its abnormal. Insufficiency is more common. ...Read more

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What is mitral stenosis?

Narrowing : Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the valve that controls the flow of blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle of the heart. This can have many causes and, depending upon the severity of the stenosis, may or may not cause symptoms. This must be followed, because the degree of stenosis can increase over time and require replacement. ...Read more

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What is mitral stenosis?

Valve tightening: This is a situation where the mitral valve is tight, producing some restriction to blood flowing through.It can either be something a person is born with or something that is caused by disease. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary valve stenosis?

What is pulmonary valve stenosis?

Pulmonary stenosis: Pulmonary stenosis is used to describe a condition in which the heart valve which is associated with the right-sided heart chamber which pumps deoxygenated blood to the lungs is narrowed thereby impeding blood flow to the lungs. ...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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What is aortic valve disease?

What is aortic valve disease?

Aortic Valve: The aortic valve functions as a valve -no surprise here-. So it can either leak or be restricted (stenotic). Both conditions, when severe, need to be corrected. This is usual done by replacing the defective valve with an artificial one. There are many conditions/diseases that can cause the valve to leak or be restricted. ...Read more

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What is an aortic stenosis?

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What is an aortic stenosis?

Narrowing of the: Aortic valve by calcification causing fixed restriction of blood flow out of the heart. ...Read more

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What is an aortic valve?

What is an aortic valve?

See Below: The aortic valve lies between the left ventricle and the aorta. The left ventricle contracts and sends oxygenated blood to the body, it then relaxes and the aortic valve closes to prevent the blood from returning to the heart. ...Read more

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What is an aortic valve replacement?

What is an aortic valve replacement?

Surgical procedure : Aortic valve replacement is a surgical operation where the heart is stopped while the body is on cardiopulmonary bypass machine. The diseased valve is cut out and a new prosthetic valve from a pig or cow or a mechanical valve is sewn in. The operation takes 3-4 hours to complete and you can stay in hospital for 4-7 days. ...Read more

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Aortic valve regurgitation diagnosed. What is prognosis?

Aortic valve regurgitation diagnosed. What is prognosis?

Depends on severity: Mild aortic valve insufficiency can be asymptomatic and watched for years. Severe aortic regurgitation may be a life threatening emergency. Careful follow up and heeding the recommendation of your physician are important. ...Read more

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What is mild mitral stenosis?

What is mild mitral stenosis?

Narrowing: Mitral stenosis is a thickening of the mitral valve leaflets. This results in narrowing that restricts blood flow through the valve. Ms is rated as mild, moderate, or severe. Severe ms usually requires valve surgery. Mild does not cause symptoms but should be monitored periodically. ...Read more

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What is mitral valve regurgitation?

What is mitral valve regurgitation?

Leaky: Your heart valves are supposed to be one way doors. Blood is supposed to be pushed out in one direction with the valve (door) closing behind. If the door doesn't close completely and or some blood leaks backward it is called regurgitation. A little bit is not a problem, a large amount can make the heart need to work too hard. ...Read more

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What is the significance of mitral valve stenosis?

Mitral stenosis: Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve caused by rheumatic fever. Progressive narrowing of the mitral valve can cause heart rhythm disturbances and the development of heart failure symptoms. This condition can be corrected with either mitral balloon valvuloplasty or surgery. ...Read more

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What is a mitral valve?

What is a mitral valve?

One of 4 heart valve: The mitral valve is one of the 4 heart valves found in the heart. These valves keep blood moving one direction rather than back and forth as the heart contracts. The mitral valve is so named as it looks like the pope's hat (a mitre). The mitral valve separates the left atrium and the left ventricle. ...Read more

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What is the difference between aortic stenosis and a ?Mitral regurgitation murmur?

What is the difference between aortic stenosis and a ?Mitral regurgitation murmur?

Sound: Typically tonal quality and location. I don't normally defer to the web but there are some great valve sound resources on the web, check them out for a detailed explaination. ...Read more

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What is rheumatic mitral valve obstruction?

What is rheumatic mitral valve obstruction?

MitralValve stenosis: There are 4 valves in the heart. The mitral valve is between the left atrium and left ventricle, and is the valve most often damaged by rheumatic heart disease (rheumatic fever after strep infections). Damage to the mitral valve causes its 2 flaps to thicken, stiffen, come closer together, and/or get attached to one another, leaving a smaller opening in the center of the valve, thus blocking flow. ...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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Is mitral regurgitation the same thing as?Mitral stenosis?

Not exactly: Mitral regurgitation (mitral valve regurgitation, mitral incompetence, mitral insufficiency) is leakage of blood backward through the mitral valve each time the left ventricle contracts. ...Read more

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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 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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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 ?

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 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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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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How can alcohol affect someone who has been diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis?

How can  alcohol affect someone who has been diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis?

Aortic valve: The valve opens to allow flow out of the heart to the body. If it doesn't open properly we call this stenosis. It has to close properly to keep blood flowing in a forward direction. If it doesn't we call this insufficiency. Either or both abnormalities can exist in the valve. Alcohol weakens the heart so is not beneficial with either. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect someone with aortic valve stenosis?

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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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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


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