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Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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What predisposes someone to aortic stenosis?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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What predisposes someone to aortic stenosis?

Aortic stenosis: Aortic stenosis is most commonly caused by age-related progressive calcification of a normal (three-leafed) aortic valve (>50% of cases). Other causes include calcification of a congenital bicuspid aortic valve (30-40% of cases) and acute rheumatic fever (less than 10% of cases). Diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia may speed up the age-related calcification and degeneration of aortic valves. ...Read more

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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


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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

Dr. Timothy Wu Dr. Wu
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What could lead to an aortic aneurysm?

Dr. Timothy Wu Dr. Wu
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What could lead to an aortic aneurysm?

Aortic Aneurysms: It is not entirely clear exactly what causes aortic aneurysms, but we know of a few risk factors, probably the most significant of which is smoking. Other risk factors include atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. There is also a hereditary component, so these can run in families. There are also genetic syndromes such as marfans or ehlers-danlos which are associated. See a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you explain renal artery stenosis?

Can you explain renal artery stenosis?

Will try: Renal artery stenosis is a blockage of the blood flow to the kidney. This may be associated with high blood pressure. It can be diagnosed with a doppler ultrasound of the renal artery in suspected individuals, or some form of a renal angiogram (such as ct or mr angiograms). The stenosis can be dilated sometimes resulting in a decrease in blood pressure levels. ...Read more

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What predisposes someone to ileitis?

What predisposes someone to ileitis?

Genetic preposition: Acute ileitis is usually due to microbial infections, e.g., typhoid, though viral infections can also cause acute inflammation. Chronic ileitis or chronic inflammatory bowel disease does not have clearly defined causes and genetic predisposition are only a small part of the etiology. ...Read more

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Can you explain subaortic stenosis?

Can you explain subaortic stenosis?

MANY OPTIONS: 1st q to ask: was the laminectomy appropriate tx of choice initially? Signific # of back pain pts are s/p laminectomy. Was laminectomy for stenosis or herniated disc & then u developed stenosis subsequently? Back surgeries r great if successful 1st surgery. If not, repeat surgery has very poor success rates.Natural options always better.Lose wt #1, if overwt. Then research the many other options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about epstein's anomaly and aortic stenosis?

Can you tell me about epstein's anomaly and aortic stenosis?

Valve problems: Ebstein's anomaly is a congenital (you are born with this) problem where the tricuspid vale on the right side of the heart is not formed correctly and often leads to a leaky valve / regurgitation. Aortic stenosis is where the aortic valve leaflets on the left side of the heart are thickened and do not open fully leading to a restriction of blood flow out of the heart. ...Read more

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Is it possible to live with congenital aortic stenosis?

Is it possible to live with congenital aortic stenosis?

Yes: Aortic stenosis varies in severity. It can be so mild that it has no consequence; it can be so severe that newborns are critically ill and will not survive without treatment. Even with the most severe cases; however, patients typically survive. ...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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What could cause an aortic stenosis with apico-aortic conduit?

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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How do you diagnosevalvular aortic stenosis ?

Echo: An echocardiogram (often called "echo") is a graphic outline of the heart's movement. High-frequency sound waves, called ultrasound, provide pictures of the heart's valves and chambers. This allows the technician, to evaluate the pumping action of the heart. Echo is often combined with doppler ultrasound and color doppler to evaluate blood flow across the heart valves and provides the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what "femoral pulses to exclude aortic coarctation" mean?

Can you tell me what "femoral pulses to exclude aortic coarctation" mean?

Yes: Coarctation of the aorta (coa) refers to a heart defect characterized by a narrowing of the aorta that interferes with blood flow to the lower part of the body. This results in strong pulses in the arms (brachial pulse) but weak or absent pulses in the legs (femoral pulse). The finding of normal femoral pulses makes significant coa unlikely. ...Read more

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What can someone do to prevent coronary heart disease?

What can someone do to prevent coronary heart disease?

Lifestyle Changes: Although exercise and getting good sleep are good for your heart and health, making wise choices about what you put in your mouth may have the greatest impact. I've become more convinced that a whole-foods diet high in fruits and vegetables is best. Animal protein is ok, but not in the american portion sizes. Avoid the things we all know are bad. This will have the greatest preventive impact. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about renal artery stenosis?

Narrow kidney artery: Renal artery stenosis is a narrowing of the kidney artery. In most cases it is a benign condition but does imply there is generalized atherosclerosis. In some cases it can cause a rise in blood pressure. In rare cases it may need treatment with an angioplasty and stent. ...Read more

Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


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Aortic Stenosis (Definition)

A condition where the heart's aortic valve progressively narrows, which prevents the valve from opening fully, and reduces or blocks blood flow from the heart to the ...Read more