Aortic Valve Stenosis

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Aortic Valve Stenosis

Aortic valve stenosis, or aortic stenosis, is a relatively common heart condition. Generally, blood is pumped by the heart to the rest of the body, exiting the heart through the aortic valve. Aortic stenosis is characterized by a narrowing of this valve. This narrowed valve can hinder blood flow from the heart, also causing the heart to work harder. Over time, this may weaken the heart muscle and cause fatigue and dizziness. Other symptoms include: chest pain, coughing (sometimes bloody), and breathing problems. Symptoms experienced by infants include: failure to gain weight, difficulty feeding, and serious breathing problems. This condition can be present from birth, but most often develops later in life due to the buildup of calcium in the valve. Aortic stenosis can affect both men and women, but is more common in men. Treatment includes medication to control blood pressure and possibly surgery to replace the valve.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Aortic Valve Stenosis" returned 582 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Left ventricular adaptive response after surgery of aortic valve replacement for severe valvular stenosis].
 

Author(s): Ovidio García-Villarreal, José Antonio Heredia-Delgado, Bertín Ramírez-González, Martín Alfonso Saldaña-Becerra, Miguel Ángel González-Alanis, Mauricio Iván García-Guevara, Luz María Sánchez-Sánchez

Journal: Gac Med Mex. ;152(2):191-5.

 

Myocardial hypertrophy is a compensatory mechanism in patients with severe aortic stenosis. The left ventricle fits the systolic pressure through a hypertrophic process with increased wall thickness. The effects of elevated ventricular afterload reduce ventricular myocardial elasticity ...

Last Updated: 10 May 2016

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Comparison of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement to Improve Quality of Life in Patients >70 Years of Age with Severe Aortic Stenosis.
 

Author(s): Cemal Kocaaslan, Bülend Ketenci, Mehmet Yılmaz, Tamer Kehlibar, Mehmet Erdem Memetoğlu, Gökhan Ertaş, Mehmet Eren, Mahmut Murat Demirtaş

Journal: Braz J Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb;31(1):1-6.

 

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has recently been used in the treatment of severe aortic valve stenosis, particularly in patients with high mortality and morbidity rates for open surgery. The purpose of this study was to compare quality of life in patients over 70 years of ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2016

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Microparticle-Induced Coagulation Relates to Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis in Severe Aortic Valve Stenosis.
 

Author(s): Patrick Horn, Gülsüm Erkilet, Verena Veulemans, Patric Kröpil, Leon Schurgers, Tobias Zeus, Christian Heiss, Malte Kelm, Ralf Westenfeld

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Circulating microparticles (MPs) derived from endothelial cells and blood cells bear procoagulant activity and promote thrombin generation. Thrombin exerts proinflammatory effects mediating the progression of atherosclerosis. Aortic valve stenosis may represent an atherosclerosis-like ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2016

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The terms "Aortic Valve Stenosis" returned 36 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The clinical challenge of concomitant aortic and mitral valve stenosis.
 

Author(s): Philippe Unger, Patrizzio Lancellotti, Didier de Cannière

Journal: Acta Cardiol. 2016 Feb;71(1):3-6.

 

The coexistence of mitral and aortic stenosis is not exceptional. Whereas rheumatic fever is currently plummeting in the Western countries, the incidence of degenerative disease is inversely increasing. The haemodynamic interactions which may interfere both with the usual echocardiographic ...

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2016

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Balloon aortic valvuloplasty as a bridge to aortic valve surgery for severe aortic stenosis.
 

Author(s): Nnamdi Nwaejike, Keith Mills, Rod Stables, Mark Field

Journal: Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015 Mar;20(3):429-35.

 

A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was, in patients with severe aortic stenosis, can balloon valvuloplasty be used as a bridge to aortic valve replacement? Altogether 463 papers were found using the reported ...

Last Updated: 14 Feb 2015

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Beyond adding years to life: health-related quality-of-life and functional outcomes in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis at high surgical risk undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
 

Author(s): Marcus-Andre Deutsch, Sabine Bleiziffer, Yacine Elhmidi, Nicolo Piazza, Bernhard Voss, Ruediger Lange, Markus Krane

Journal: Curr Cardiol Rev. 2013 Nov;9(4):281-94.

 

Aortic valve stenosis (AVS) is the most frequent acquired valvular heart disease in western industrialized countries and its prevalence considerably increases with age. Once becoming symptomatic severe AVS has a very poor prognosis. Progressive and rapid symptom deterioration leads ...

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2014

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Genetic of Aortic Valve Stenosis - Clinical and Therapeutic Implications
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aortic Valve Stenosis

 

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2016

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Biological Variation of Cardiac Biomarkers in Aortic Valve Stenosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Aortic Valve Stenosis

 

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2016

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Sizing-sTrategy of Bicuspid AoRtic Valve Stenosis With Transcatheter Self-expandable Valve
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Aortic Valve Stenosis

 

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2015

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