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Aortic stenosis is a condition where the aortic valve becomes stiff and narrow, often due to calcium buildup. Since calcium accumulation on valves happens overtime, symptoms usually do not occur until after age 65. The valve is unable to fully open which creates a reduction in the blood from the heart to the body. This will result in the heart inefficiently pumping blood and vital organs not getting enough oxygen.
Aortic stenosis is caused by the following
Imaging and Diagnostics:
There are many ways for the doctor to diagnose aortic stenosis. Listed below are imaging tests the doctor may perform to properly diagnose aortic stenosis.
To treat aortic valve stenosis, the doctor may prescribe medication, suggest lifestyle changes, or recommend surgery or procedures to replace the valve.