Aortic Valve Stenosis

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Causes

  • Calcium buildup on the aortic valve. As you age, calcium can build up on the valve, making it hard and thick.
  • Rheumatic fever or endocarditis. These infections can damage the valve.

Treatment

  • Medications sometimes can ease symptoms of aortic valve stenosis. However, the only way to eliminate aortic valve stenosis is surgery to repair or replace the valve and open up the passageway..

Prognosis

Aortic Valve Stenosis is treatable with surgery, so with surgery being done, the patient should live their life fully.