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How to care for an aortic stenosis patient at home while they await surgery?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Care

Depending on the degree of stenosis, patients should avoid exertion that can cause passing out.
Best is to do light activities and not to exercise (more than casual walking). Control fluid and salt intake to avoid fluid overload. Use meds judiciously to prevent fluid overload or passing out due to low blood pressure. Get the surgery done soon!

In brief: Care

Depending on the degree of stenosis, patients should avoid exertion that can cause passing out.
Best is to do light activities and not to exercise (more than casual walking). Control fluid and salt intake to avoid fluid overload. Use meds judiciously to prevent fluid overload or passing out due to low blood pressure. Get the surgery done soon!
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