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Does having open heart surgery for valvular aortic stenosis make you live shorter?

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David Escobar
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not Typically

This would not be an expected outcome; in fact, the expected outcome is that one would live a bit longer with the aortic stenosis being corrected.
It is possible to have a shorter life expectancy is there is a complication from the surgery.

In brief: Not Typically

This would not be an expected outcome; in fact, the expected outcome is that one would live a bit longer with the aortic stenosis being corrected.
It is possible to have a shorter life expectancy is there is a complication from the surgery.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Lars Erickson
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Longer on average

The decision whether to use surgery to treat aortic stenosis (as) is based on weighing the risk of the surgery against the risk of leaving the as alone.
If it is severe, as can damage the heart and result in a shorter life expectancy. If the risk of surgery is lower than the risk of as, then on the average surgery should result in an improved life expectancy.

In brief: Longer on average

The decision whether to use surgery to treat aortic stenosis (as) is based on weighing the risk of the surgery against the risk of leaving the as alone.
If it is severe, as can damage the heart and result in a shorter life expectancy. If the risk of surgery is lower than the risk of as, then on the average surgery should result in an improved life expectancy.
Dr. Lars Erickson
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