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Can you join the military with aortic stenosis murmur?

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

If you have aortic stenosis, your exercise capacity will be somewhat limited (depending on the degree of stenosis), so it's unlikely you will be able to join the military.

In brief: Unlikely

If you have aortic stenosis, your exercise capacity will be somewhat limited (depending on the degree of stenosis), so it's unlikely you will be able to join the military.
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Mahesh Allam
Regardless, I would recommend a cardiology consultation to find out why the aortic stenosis is present & rule out congenital abnormalities. This is normally found in older patients or in patients with history of rheumatic fever There may be long term consequences.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Regulations

" current or history of all valvular heart diseases, congenital or acquired, including those improved by surgery, are disqualifying.
Mitral valve prolapse or bicuspid aortic valve is not disqualifying unless there is associated tachyarrhythmia, mitral regurgitation, aortic stenosis, insufficiency, or cardiomegaly.".

In brief: Regulations

" current or history of all valvular heart diseases, congenital or acquired, including those improved by surgery, are disqualifying.
Mitral valve prolapse or bicuspid aortic valve is not disqualifying unless there is associated tachyarrhythmia, mitral regurgitation, aortic stenosis, insufficiency, or cardiomegaly.".
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