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Why does renal or aortic stenosis usually cause hypotension?

Why does renal or aortic stenosis usually cause hypotension?

They don't: Renal artery stenosis usually causes hypertension. In fact it can be difficult to control. Aortic stenosis doesn't cause hypotension until very late which can be dangerous if the heart has thickened. In my experience most of my patients with aortic stenosis have either normal or high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


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New dx: Mod. Aortic stenosis w/?? Mild Hypokensis of Apex. Had a PFT /fainted p 2nd MDI dose. Could new diangosis cause fainting on PFT? S.O.B. exertion

Not likely: Moderate aortic stenosis (or was it aortic valve?) is unlikely to cause fainting.. More significant is the cardiac hypokinesis, which could indicate a heart attack.. Please review with your Dr or cardiologist ! ...Read more

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CXR's show mild cardiamegaly 4 many yrs. Could it with Type II DM & Asthma cause Mod.Aortic Stenosis &? Mild hypokensis of Apex. This DX A.S/HA new

CXR's show mild cardiamegaly 4 many yrs.  Could it with Type II DM & Asthma cause Mod.Aortic Stenosis &? Mild hypokensis of Apex. This DX  A.S/HA new

Possibly.: It would make more sense for the cardiomegaly to result from aortic stenosis because the heart would build up muscle of the left ventricle pumping against the stenosis to get blood to the rest of the body, but they may be unrelated. Hypokinesis may represent ischemia or lack of adequate oxygen to your inferior heart. Diabetes certainly plays a role in heart disease especially atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Can aortic stenosis cause chest pain in a 5yo?

Can aortic stenosis cause chest pain in a 5yo?

It depends....: Hello sophia, if the aortic stenosis is significant it can cause chest pain even a 5 year old because the heart muscle is working harder to pump blood. Typically the aortic stenosis would be treated with balloon dilatation or surgery (valvuloplasty or a ross procedure). ...Read more

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92 year old grandmother has blood in her urine she has no pain. Could this be caused by her aortic stenosis?

Blood in urine: The blood in her urine is not likely to be caused by aortic stenosis, even if she were on Coumadin (warfarin) if she had a metal valve. What your grandmother needs is a consultation with a urologist who will probably order a renal ultrasound to assess her kidneys. She may need a urine culture and a cystoscopy if that culture is negative for a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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New diangosis Mod.Aortic Stenosis & ?? Mild Hypokensis Apex. On 2nd puff MDI I passed out on PFT. Could new diangosis cause my passing out? Tech didn't report it.

Yes, aortic: valve stenosis can cause syncopal episodes. Loss of consciousness is an important potentially serious symptom. You need to discuss proper diagnosis and treatment with your physician and cardiologist. ...Read more

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What causes a fever when my child has aortic stenosis?

What causes a fever when my child has aortic stenosis?

Normal things: A child with aortic stenosis can get sick like anyone else. The most important thing is prolonged fever may be an indication of endocarditis (heart valve infection). If fever is persistent then blood cultures should be done. ...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

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


Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
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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