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What type of heart problem is senile calcific aortic stenosis?

What type of heart problem is senile calcific aortic stenosis?

Aortic stenosis: Restriction of opening of the aortic valve (valve between the heart and the circulation), due to deterioration of the valve over time, resulting in calcification and decreased opening. Common in older populations. Severe cases may require surgery to replace the aortic valve. ...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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I know my chemical induced asthma didn't cause aortic stenosis. I've heard D.M. Type II causes heart problems & all 3 can aggravate each other. T/F?

I know my chemical induced asthma didn't cause aortic stenosis. I've heard D.M. Type II causes heart problems & all 3 can aggravate each other. T/F?

More complicated: NIDDM is associated with coronary artery disease, not aortic stenosis alone. You don't mention how long you had aortic stnosis, but if it has been recent, it may be due to changes atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) associated with NIDDM. There is a big discussion whether asthma is associated with atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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I have aortic stenosis and will be have open heart done soon--is this safe?

I have aortic stenosis and will be have open heart done soon--is this safe?

Yes: The risk of major complications related to this procedure should be less than 5%. Recovery should be less than 5 days. The procedure can also be performed with minimally invasive, small incision techniques. ...Read more

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With 2 previous heart valve replacements and a heart working at 55% what is the rate of survival? Was born w aortic stenosis

With 2 previous heart valve replacements and a heart working at 55% what is the rate of survival? Was born w aortic stenosis

Unknown: There is no real answer to this, impossible to predict. It is a really important question. I empower you to have open discussions with your mds. Better question how long will my valve last? What is the risk of my next operation? ...Read more

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Dr.Sevveg, Mod. Aortic Stenosis is new diangosis April 2014 found w Echo by New ♡Dr w poss mild hypokensis of Apex. No heart murmur April 2013, but YES rt side murmur in March '14 .Can D.M. cause it & Sob

Dr.Sevveg, Mod. Aortic Stenosis is new diangosis April 2014 found w Echo by New ♡Dr w poss mild hypokensis of Apex.  No heart murmur April 2013, but YES rt side murmur  in March '14 .Can D.M. cause it & Sob

Unlikely: Unlikely that DM caused AS. However DM does accelerate atherosclerotic and inflammatory process involved in plaque build up in coronary arteries and other vasculature which is a similar process involved in thickening and hardening of valves. SOB - shortness of breath needs to be worked up... Check with your doc... You will need stress testing... ...Read more

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Would a hole in your heart and aortic stenosis be life-threatening?

Would a hole in your heart and aortic stenosis be life-threatening?

Depends: Both vary separately and as a pair in their impact on the heart and circulatory system, from minimal to life threatening. ...Read more

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84 yrs known case of do HTn ckd has aortic stenosis for heart cathiteraization His last creatinine 2.3 what is the risk for dialysis after prucedure?

84 yrs known case of do HTn ckd has aortic stenosis for heart cathiteraization His last creatinine 2.3 what is the risk for dialysis after prucedure?

Possible: The creatinine that you have mentioned in the age of the individual has the possibility of getting worse after the angiogram however current interventions typically do not allow that to occur sufficiently enough to need dialysis ...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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Aortic Stenosis (Definition)

Aortic stenosis is the narrowing and hardening of the valve that connects the heart to the aorta, the largest artery in the body. This causes decreased flow of blood from the heart to the ...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