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I need a straight answer. What is aortic stenosis?
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Dr. John Charpie
Pediatrics - Cardiology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Left-sided narrowing
Aortic stenosis involves obstruction to blood flow out of the left ventricle (the major pumping chamber in the heart).
Most commonly, narrowing is at the level of the aortic valve itself, but subvalvar (below the valve) and supravalvar (above the valve) aortic stenosis also occurs. Aortic stenosis may be congenital (you are born with it), or acquired. Symptoms depend on the degree of obstruction.

In brief: Left-sided narrowing
Aortic stenosis involves obstruction to blood flow out of the left ventricle (the major pumping chamber in the heart).
Most commonly, narrowing is at the level of the aortic valve itself, but subvalvar (below the valve) and supravalvar (above the valve) aortic stenosis also occurs. Aortic stenosis may be congenital (you are born with it), or acquired. Symptoms depend on the degree of obstruction.
Dr. John Charpie
Dr. John Charpie
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Blocked valve
The aortic valve whidh is the valve leading to the body is too narrow and blocked.
It tends to result in shortness of breath, passing out, or chest pain. The treatment is valve replacement if it is severe. The patient would have a heart murmur. Is that straight enough for you?

In brief: Blocked valve
The aortic valve whidh is the valve leading to the body is too narrow and blocked.
It tends to result in shortness of breath, passing out, or chest pain. The treatment is valve replacement if it is severe. The patient would have a heart murmur. Is that straight enough for you?
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The aorta is the large artery that carries the initial flow of blood from your heart; if there is a narrowing then this would be aortic stenosis.
A serious condition, usually correctible.

In brief: Yes
The aorta is the large artery that carries the initial flow of blood from your heart; if there is a narrowing then this would be aortic stenosis.
A serious condition, usually correctible.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Small valve
The aortic valve opens when the heart contracts, allowing the blood to flow from the heart to the aorta which supplies the body.
When aortic stenosis occurs, the aortic valve narrows, impeding the flow of blood out of the heart. If the patients develops any symptoms, surgical replacement is needed.

In brief: Small valve
The aortic valve opens when the heart contracts, allowing the blood to flow from the heart to the aorta which supplies the body.
When aortic stenosis occurs, the aortic valve narrows, impeding the flow of blood out of the heart. If the patients develops any symptoms, surgical replacement is needed.
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
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