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Is aortic stenosis a fatal condition?

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Dr. Joshua Buckler
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: If untreated

Eventually if it goes untreated.
Once patients become symptomatic from severe aortic stenosis (chest pain, shortness of breath, passing out) then the 2 year survival is only about 50%. Therefore patients with aortic stenosis should see their cardiologist regularly.

In brief: If untreated

Eventually if it goes untreated.
Once patients become symptomatic from severe aortic stenosis (chest pain, shortness of breath, passing out) then the 2 year survival is only about 50%. Therefore patients with aortic stenosis should see their cardiologist regularly.
Dr. Joshua Buckler
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Dr. Joshua Murphy
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Only if ignored!

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: Only if ignored!

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
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