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What does stenosis mean in a heart valve?
Last Updated: 8th April, 2020
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Also asked, is aortic stenosis life threatening?
Heart failure is the most common and potentially the most life-threatening complication of aortic valve stenosis. Aortic valve stenosis causes a buildup of pressure inside the heart chamber that pumps blood to the body (the left ventricle).
Beside above, can aortic stenosis be cured? No pill can cure or even improve your aortic stenosis. But there are some medications that may help you control your symptoms and lower the chance of having certain complications. Among the medicines your doctor might prescribe are: ACE inhibitors, which can open blood vessels more fully.
One may also ask, what causes heart valve stenosis?
Aortic stenosis is narrowing of the aortic valve, impeding delivery of blood from the heart to the body. Aortic stenosis can be caused by congenital bicuspid aortic valve, scarred aortic valve of rheumatic fever, and wearing of aortic valve in the elderly.
How long can you live with aortic stenosis?
Up to 50% of people who develop severe aortic stenosis symptoms will die within an average of two years if they do not have their aortic valve replaced.