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What is an aortic valve disorder?
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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Abnormal valve
The aortic valve is the valve leading out of the heart to the aorta.
It may be thickened or calcified. It may then become narrowed. It may also leak. It may become infected, causing damage.

In brief: Abnormal valve
The aortic valve is the valve leading out of the heart to the aorta.
It may be thickened or calcified. It may then become narrowed. It may also leak. It may become infected, causing damage.
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Aortic valve
The valve opens to allow flow out of the heart to the body.
If it doesn't open properly we call this stenosis. It has to close properly to keep blood flowing in a forward direction. If it doesn't we call this insufficiency. Either or both abnormalities can exist in the valve.

In brief: Aortic valve
The valve opens to allow flow out of the heart to the body.
If it doesn't open properly we call this stenosis. It has to close properly to keep blood flowing in a forward direction. If it doesn't we call this insufficiency. Either or both abnormalities can exist in the valve.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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