My mom was diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis by echocardiogram. Will I get it?

Aortic stenosis. The best answer is perhaps. Aortic stenosis is a thickening and calcification of the aortic valve, it can run in families or be due to rheumatic fever or a congenital abnormality of the valve. You should get regular check ups and if a murmur is heard then you should get an echocardiogram or an ultra sound of the heart.

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My mom was diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis by echocardiogram. Does she need surgery?

Depends. On how severe it is and the overall heart function. Frequentlyit is followed by echocardiograms unless symptoms of chest pain, heart failure or syncope occur. If these occur surgery is usually the best treatment option. Read more...
Depends how severe. Aortic stenosis is usually offered for patients with severe stenosis or moderate stenosis and symptoms. Once you reach either of these two levels of disease the chances of survival without surgical replacement is poor. Read more...

I was just diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis. What's my next step?

Depends. On how severe it is and the overall heart function. Frequentlyit is followed by echocardiograms unless symptoms of chest pain, heart failure or syncope occur. If these occur surgery is usually the best treatment option. Read more...
How severe. What is the aortic valve area, your body surface area, aortic valve gradient, tricuspid or bicuspid, if bicuspid what is the diameter of the ascending aorta. Do you have marfan's, ehrles-danlos or collagen disorder. Is there a hypotensive response to excersise. Without all those answers can not advise. Read more...

What can be done for severe degenerative aortic valve stenosis?

Replacement of valve. Surgical replacement of aortic valve is the standard of care. No medicines can relieve the blockage. More recently percutaneous valve replacement has become available for patients who are at a high risk from surgery for aortic valve replacement. This procedure can be performed with a catheter through the groin, but carries its own complicaitons and risks. Read more...
Replace. Need full history and details, but if severe, valve replacement is the therapy of choice with good results, long term! Read more...