Have stenosis in aortic valve. Will valve replacement help with my constant breathlessness?

Depends. The severity of your aortic stenosis (AS), cardiac function, lung function and other medical conditions all weigh into the prognosis. Typically aortic valve replacement will improve ones shortness of breath. If your heart function has deteriorated beyond recovery or your lungs are the primary problem valve replacement my not be beneficial. The total picture needs to be looked at. .
Hopefully. The degree of improvement will depend on valve gradient, valve area, ejection fraction, degree of ventricular dilatation, degree of pulmonary hypertension, presence or absence of concomitant mitral valve, tricuspid valve & coronary artery disease, recent or previous heart attack, presence or absence of atrial fibrillation, presence/absence emphysema and other comorbidities.Pure as, early tx goodoutcome.

Related Questions

What are other ways to treat aortic stenosis besides valve replacement surgery?

Not many. Best treatment is surgical replacement. It can be performed through a full sternotomy, a partial sternotomy or a small right anterior thoracotomy. The last two approaches are considered minimally invasive. Another option is transcatheter aortic valve replacement, only inoperable and high risk patients are candidates. Also balloon valvuloplasty, short term solution, lasts approximately 6 months. Read more...
None. Unfortunately we are yet to find a non-surgical way to halt or reverse aortic stenosis. Current technology however is advancing the placement of new aortic valves through a catheter avoiding having to open the chest. Read more...

Do you know any way to treat aortic stenosis besides valve replacement surgery?

Aortic Valve Tx. This is an excellent question! The treatment of aortic valve stenosis (AS) is multi-factorial and depends on your symptoms, what the valve looks like (morphology-so how many leaflets) and how well it is working (stenosis=blockage vs. leakage). AS can be potentially initially treated in the cath lab with good/excellent results - but AS is a progressive disease so surgery may eventually be needed. Read more...
Transcatheter . There is no medical treatment for aortic stenosis other than replacing the valve by open heart surgery or by transcatheter approach whereby the artificial valve is delivered to the aorta by a catheter through the aorta in the groin (femoral artery) percutaneously. In the US ,the procedure is approved only in patients deemed too risky to undergo open heart surgery. Read more...

Can you tell me about way to treat aortic stenosis besides valve replacement surgery?

Medical therapy. Treatment of symptomatic aortic stenosis is generally surgical. Today, interventional therapy includes transcatheter valve replacement, which may be a better tolerated procedure applicable to more patients, or balloon valvuloplasty, usually used in children or elderly patients. Medical therapy is always the first line therapy, and may be successful for a prolonged period prior to intervention. Read more...

Surgery for valve replacement in someone with aortic stenosis? What are the different ways?

Many. Depending on the patient risk and other comorbidities and need for concomitant surgery (other valve, bypass), one can have mini aortic valve replacement (small incision 6 cm, short hospital stay), regular valve surgery (classic incision), or percutaneous valve replacement (tavr, in specialized centers). Your cardiologist should be able to help pick the best one for your particular situation. Read more...
Not many. Best treatment is surgical replacement. It can be performed through a full sternotomy, a partial sternotomy or a small right anterior thoracotomy. The last two approaches are considered minimally invasive. Another option is transcatheter aortic valve replacement, only inoperable and high risk patients are candidates. Also balloon valvuloplasty, short term solution, lasts approximately 6 months. Read more...
SAVR AND TAVR. Traditionally, surgical aortic valve replacement was the best method for treating significant aortic stenosis. Some patients, unfortunately, were too ill for the procedure. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (tavr) has proven an excellent alternative for these patients. Talk to your thoracic surgeon and cardiologist to see if you are eligible. Read more...

Is mod to sever aorta stenosis with peak/mean pressure gradient of 57.06mmhg/37.30mmh requiring aorta valve replacement stat?

It could be. It depends upon whether symptoms are present. If the aortic stenosis is causing chest pain, congestive heart failure, shortness of breath or blackouts then this is usually regarded as a reason for prompt treatment. If there are no symptoms then watchful waiting is sometimes appropriate. BTW some patients in this age group qualify to have the valve implanted through a catheter via the groin. Read more...
Not necessarily. There is info missing: to calculate aortic valve area of aortic stenosis: you also need cardiac output (or flow through aortic valve per second) Any aortic valve area of less than .8cm2 COULD be a candidate for AVR but still the indication is related to symptoms: if chest pain/ shortness of breath or syncope (blackout spells) is/are present AND Area is . Read more...

Aortic valve replacement done with pig or fake one?

AVR. Aortic valves can be replaced with either mechanical valves or bio prosthetic, taken from animals and treated to prevent rejection. There are different reasons for choosing either valve such as age and treatment with anticoagulants. Individuals who do not wish to be on meds such as Coumadin (warfarin) may have a bioprosthetic valve, however, younger individuals usually have mechanical valves. Read more...

How much time roughly does a aortic valve replacement take?

3-5 hours. depending on anatomy, extent of calcification, surgeon experience and several other patient related conditions. Read more...