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How is aortic stenosis treated?

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Dr. Matthew Hennig
Surgery - Thoracic
5 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery vs Meds

Initially aortic stenosis (as) is treated with medications, but when the heart begins failing due to it as well as a few other parameters, it is time to think about surgical valve replacement.
This can be done either as a traditional open heart operation or in some cases now percutaneously without having an incision.

In brief: Surgery vs Meds

Initially aortic stenosis (as) is treated with medications, but when the heart begins failing due to it as well as a few other parameters, it is time to think about surgical valve replacement.
This can be done either as a traditional open heart operation or in some cases now percutaneously without having an incision.
Dr. Matthew Hennig
Dr. Matthew Hennig
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Dr. Joshua Murphy
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Age dependent?

Infants with aortic valve stenosis go to the pediatric cath lab for balloon dilation of the valve.
The balloons are small, shaped like a hotdog, are positioned across the stenotic valve then quickly inflated and deflated to open the valve. A second procedure we do for kids is called the "ross procedure" where a patient's pulmonary valve is moved to the aortic and a graft replaces the pulm valve.

In brief: Age dependent?

Infants with aortic valve stenosis go to the pediatric cath lab for balloon dilation of the valve.
The balloons are small, shaped like a hotdog, are positioned across the stenotic valve then quickly inflated and deflated to open the valve. A second procedure we do for kids is called the "ross procedure" where a patient's pulmonary valve is moved to the aortic and a graft replaces the pulm valve.
Dr. Joshua Murphy
Dr. Joshua Murphy
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Aortic stenosis

If critical, then aortic valve replacement.

In brief: Aortic stenosis

If critical, then aortic valve replacement.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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