What's senile calific aortic stenosis?

Stiff valve. As we age, wear and tear on heart valves cause them to thicken and calcify. As this happens the valve become stiff and does not open very well. This partial opening is called a stenosis. It reduces blood flow to the body.

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is senile calific aortic stenosis?

Degeneration. The aortic valve connects the heart (left ventricle specifically) to the aorta, which carries blood throughout the body. Aortic stenosis is obstruction at the valve level to flow through the valve. This increases the workload on the left ventricle. Senile calcific as is a degeneration of the valve, which calcium deposition in the valve. This is different than a congenitally abnormal valve. Read more...

What sort of problem is aortic stenosis?

Blockage. It is a blockage of the valve leading from the heart. This can result in heart failure and a decrease in the ability of the heart to output blood to the rest of the body due to blockage in the aorta. Read more...
Valve disease. Aortic stenosis is the inability of the aortic valve to open completely. The symptoms of aortic stenosis may resemble other medical conditions or heart problems.Acquired aortic stenosis may occur after a strep infection that progresses to rheumatic fever. Read more...

How do you diagnosevalvular aortic stenosis?

Echo. An echocardiogram (often called "echo") is a graphic outline of the heart's movement. High-frequency sound waves, called ultrasound, provide pictures of the heart's valves and chambers. This allows the technician, to evaluate the pumping action of the heart. Echo is often combined with doppler ultrasound and color doppler to evaluate blood flow across the heart valves and provides the diagnosis. Read more...