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What predisposes someone to aortic stenosis?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Aortic stenosis

Aortic stenosis is most commonly caused by age-related progressive calcification of a normal (three-leafed) aortic valve (>50% of cases).
Other causes include calcification of a congenital bicuspid aortic valve (30-40% of cases) and acute rheumatic fever (less than 10% of cases). Diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia may speed up the age-related calcification and degeneration of aortic valves.

In brief: Aortic stenosis

Aortic stenosis is most commonly caused by age-related progressive calcification of a normal (three-leafed) aortic valve (>50% of cases).
Other causes include calcification of a congenital bicuspid aortic valve (30-40% of cases) and acute rheumatic fever (less than 10% of cases). Diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia may speed up the age-related calcification and degeneration of aortic valves.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Age, infection

Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve.
This causes a characteristic murmur heard on the right upper chest near the breast bone. It sometimes happens with age or after infections such as endocarditis or sometimes rheumatic fever.

In brief: Age, infection

Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve.
This causes a characteristic murmur heard on the right upper chest near the breast bone. It sometimes happens with age or after infections such as endocarditis or sometimes rheumatic fever.
David Miller
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice

In brief: RF, bicuspid valve

Three major causes of aortic stenosis: 1.
Bicuspid aortic valve (congenital) =born with it (two cusps instead of the normal 3 cusps) 2. Rhematic fever sequelae (acquired after strep throat) 3. Degenerative disease in a tricuspid valve (acquired).

In brief: RF, bicuspid valve

Three major causes of aortic stenosis: 1.
Bicuspid aortic valve (congenital) =born with it (two cusps instead of the normal 3 cusps) 2. Rhematic fever sequelae (acquired after strep throat) 3. Degenerative disease in a tricuspid valve (acquired).
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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