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I know someone with aortic stenosis. Is it a very bad thing?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

It can vary anywhere from mild to critical.
What did your friend's doctor say?

In brief: Variable

It can vary anywhere from mild to critical.
What did your friend's doctor say?
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It depends on the cause and severity.
Many older persons may have some degree of aortic stenosis, which is a narrowing of the orifice of the aortic valve effectively limiting the blood flow the heart can supply to the body and making the heart work harder. For many, it is mild to moderate and may never cause them any issue in their lifetimes. For others it may progress to requiring a valve replace.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the cause and severity.
Many older persons may have some degree of aortic stenosis, which is a narrowing of the orifice of the aortic valve effectively limiting the blood flow the heart can supply to the body and making the heart work harder. For many, it is mild to moderate and may never cause them any issue in their lifetimes. For others it may progress to requiring a valve replace.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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