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Aortic Valve Stenosis

Aortic Stenosis (Aortic Valve Stenosis) happens when ‘Aortic valve’ of the heart narrows down, which does not allow it to open completely and obstructs the blood flow into the aorta & other body parts from the heart.

Due to these circumstances, the heart needs to pump harder to supply blood for the body. This extra exertion on the heart might weaken the heart muscles and will limit the blood amount to flow. In severe cases, someone has to go through the surgery to change the valve, or else it can lead to grave heart problems. Aortic stenosis majorly affects old people, as the valve that is defective hardens and narrows down.

The major causes of AS include:

  • Rheumatic fever.
  • Calcium buildup on the valve.
  • Congenital heart defect.
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Aortic valve replacement (AVR)

If the Aortic valve is severely damaged and can not be corrected with aortic valve repair surgery, in that case, your cardiac surgeon may advise for AVR(aortic valve replacement). AVR remains the standard therapy for symptomatic severe aortic stenosis due to a long and established track record of very low death and stroke rates and excellent long-term valve durability.

AVR involves removing the diseased valve and replacing it with an artificial valve. There are two types of artificial valves: biological (tissue) valves and mechanical valves. Mechanical valves are very durable, and rarely fail. However they require life long blood thinners (anticoagulant) medicines, which increase the risk of bleeding and need regular monitoring. On the other hand, biological valves do not require blood thinners, but do not last as long as mechanical valves.

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Top Doctors In India For Aortic valve replacement (AVR)

Dr. Murtaza Ahmad Chishti

35 years of experience , Gurugram, Delhi/NCR, India

Dr. Surinder Bazaz

40 years of experience , Gurugram, Delhi/NCR, India

Dr. Vinayak Aggarwal

24 years of experience , Gurugram, Delhi/NCR, India

Dr. Vijay Kumar Chopra

42 years of experience , Gurugram, Delhi/NCR, India

Top Hospitals In India For Aortic valve replacement (AVR)

Frequently Asked Questions (Aortic valve replacement (AVR))

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