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My husband has aortic valve stenosis and his chest pain seems to be getting worse?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Cardiologist

Need to see your cardiologist stat.
An echocardiogram and depending on findings and symptoms perhaps cardiac catheterization may be needed. If the severity of the stenosis has progressed to critical or if older person concomitant coronary artery disease has developed, surgical treatment inminent. Critical aortic stenosis may result in sudden death, stroke or permanent ventricular injury.

In brief: Cardiologist

Need to see your cardiologist stat.
An echocardiogram and depending on findings and symptoms perhaps cardiac catheterization may be needed. If the severity of the stenosis has progressed to critical or if older person concomitant coronary artery disease has developed, surgical treatment inminent. Critical aortic stenosis may result in sudden death, stroke or permanent ventricular injury.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. John Sirak
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Next step

Chest pain in association with aortic stenosis is serious.
Your husband should have his coronaries evaluated with a left heart catheterization. Generally, symptomatic aortic stenosis with a pressure gradient in excess of 50 mnhg is an indication for aortic valve replacement. Fortunately, minimally invasive options are available.

In brief: Next step

Chest pain in association with aortic stenosis is serious.
Your husband should have his coronaries evaluated with a left heart catheterization. Generally, symptomatic aortic stenosis with a pressure gradient in excess of 50 mnhg is an indication for aortic valve replacement. Fortunately, minimally invasive options are available.
Dr. John Sirak
Dr. John Sirak
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