Diagnosis - Cardiovascular surgery

Aortic valve stenosis

Aortic valve stenosis or aortic stenosis is a state that occurs when the heart's aortic valve is constricted. This narrowing hinders the valve from opening correctly; disabling the blood flow from the heart into your aorta and further to the rest of the body. When the aortic valve is hindered, the heart has to work harder to pump blood into the body. In due course, the extra effort weakens the heart and restricts the amount of blood it can pump. Most often the aortic valve stenosis leads to symptoms, such as tiredness and dizziness. In severe cases of aortic valve stenosis, surgery to replace the valve is indicated. Not paying regards to an aortic valve stenosis can result in serious heart problems.

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