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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Cholesterol plaques: Atherosclerosis literally means "hardening of the arteries" which is caused by plaques or buildup of cholesterol along with immune cells and scar tissue inside the walls of blood vessels. This can occur in any blood vessel in the body, including the aorta, which is the large artery that delivers blood out to the body from the heart. ...Read more
Heart valve problem: Pulmonic stenosis is narrowing of the heart valve leading from the right ventricle to the lung. If valve is constricted it can lead to "backup" of venous blood into the liver, and veins can cause symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue. May require surgery or opening it up with a balloon valvuoplasty. ...Read more
Congenital: Ebstein anomaly is a congenital condition affecting the tricuspid valve and its position inside the heart. Clinical symptoms are dependent on which structures are affected in addition to the valve. Aortic stenosis is a condition where the aortic valve opening is smaller than normal. This can be congenital or acquired. ...Read more
2 different things.: Hypertension means simply high blood pressure. Blood moving through tight, inflexible pipes (arteries) is under more pressure than more flexible arteries. High blood pressure can lead to a host of diseases such as stroke and coronary artery disease (cad). CAD is clogging of the arteries that directly supply the heart itself which can lead to heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arteriosclerosis: Most arteriosclerotic aneurysms result in cystic medial necrosis of the aorta resulting in dilatation of the artery secodary to the internal pressure and weakness of the arterial wall. Any part of the aorta and its branches may be affected. Infections with bacteria, fungus, syphillis may also produce aneurysms in the aorta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Surgical if it's really bad & the patient can withstand the surgery. If the stenosis is not severe, medical management. ...Read more
Top of aorta: The main artery to the body is the aorta which comes out of the heart, moves up your body towards your neck, then curves to descend down your chest to provide blood to the rest of the body. The curve in the aorta where it turns to descend is called the aortic arch. This part of the aorta can get calcium in its wall and then is labelled a calcified arch. It is not in the heart, it is a above it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type: Young people are different than older ones. The disease is slowly progressive esp in the atherosclerotic variety usually in older patients. So, newer research suggests that observation is equivalent to aggressive intervenion in most cases due to similar outcomes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
3.5: Nobody judges by just one number. Having said that, most labs consider abnormal (60-99% stenosis of renal artery) renal to aortic systolic velocity ration of greater then 3.5 this is not, however, validated after stenting, the velocities tend to be higher. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the probability of stroke with both mitral valve regurgitation and stenosis of carotid artery?
Carotid v. Mitral : The carotid disease if stenosed (>80%) warrants surgical consideration as risk of stroke is increased. The mr, if miderate to severe, poses a risk for congestive heart failure not stroke. If not allergic or have issues with platelet function, daily Aspirin 81mg is recommended for atherosclerosis. ...Read more
Pulmonary stenosis: Mild to moderate pulmonary valve stenosis generally has a good prognosis. Mild pulmonary valve stenosis usually does not progress, but moderate pulmonary valve stenosis may worsen over time and require surgery. Treatment is generally highly successful allowing people to live high quality lives provided that they do not have other comorbid problems. ...Read more
Stenosis : Blood will have trouble going between heart chambers and great vessels. Depending on the chronicity and the degree of stenosis, bad damage can happen to your lung circulation and your heart chambers. Consequences can be catastrophic. Heart attacks, syncope, heart failure, arrhthmias, sudden death. Common causes are uncontrol htn, congenital bicuspid aortic valve, infections/iv street drugs etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autosomal Dom.: Many genes code for this anomaly of sarcomere proteins: chr 14 in the beta-myosin heavy chain; protein c cardiac myosin. This error creates some degree of left ventricular hypertrophy involving the septum between the ventricles: asymmetric septal hypertrophy. Lethal arrhythmias may occur. Genetic testing is available. Seek opinion of a cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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