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What type of heart problem is senile calcific aortic stenosis?

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Dr. Gilbert Perry
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gilbert Perry
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Its a narrowing

As we get older, our previously flexible and "soft" heart valves become stiffer and less flexible because, among other things, the deposition of calcium.
This stiffening of the aortic valve may result in a limitation of its ability to open or close properly. Usually echocardiography can help determine the extent of the problem. You should see a cardiologist.

In brief: Its a narrowing

As we get older, our previously flexible and "soft" heart valves become stiffer and less flexible because, among other things, the deposition of calcium.
This stiffening of the aortic valve may result in a limitation of its ability to open or close properly. Usually echocardiography can help determine the extent of the problem. You should see a cardiologist.
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