In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains what is Aortis Stenosis. Aortic Stenosis is a common condition that affects a valve in the heart.
In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains what is Aortis Stenosis. Aortic Stenosis is a common condition that affects a valve in the heart. This is a condition that if left untreated can lead to serious heart problems. The aorta is the main artery that carries blood away from the heart to the rest of the body. Sometimes this valve becomes damaged and does not open fully. This is known as Aortic Stenosis and the result is restricted blood flow to the rest of the body.
If Aortic Stenosis is not treated, a few serious consequences can result. First, it can can cause the heart muscle to thicken, or enlarge. Second, it can lead to chest pain, dizziness, or fainting. Third, it can lead to high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, or heart failure.
Most people develop Aortic Stenosis later in life, though it can be considered a congenital disease. If you suffer from shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain, or have a family history of aortic stenosis, be sure to have a conversation with your doctor immediately.
Dr. Parikh, a board-certified pediatrician affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, is HealthiNation's chief medical editor.
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Aortic stenosis is a common condition
that affects a valve in the heart.
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If the condition is left untreated,
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it could lead to severe heart problems.
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Hi, I'm Dr. Preeti Parikh,
Chief Medical Editor of HealthiNation.
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The aorta is the main artery that carries
blood away from the heart to the rest of
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Blood flows from the heart into
the aorta through the aortic valve.
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But sometimes, this valve becomes
damaged and doesn't open fully.
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This is known as aortic stenosis, and
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the result is restricted blood
flow to the rest of the body.
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If left untreated, aortic stenosis can
cause the heart muscle to thicken or
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It can lead to chest pain,
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dizziness or fainting usually during
activity, high blood pressure,
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atrial fibrillation or irregular
heartbeat, and even heart failure.
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Most people usually develop
the condition later in life.
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But aortic stenosis can be
considered a congenital disease,
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because it's possible to be born
with a deformed aortic valve.
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If you are experiencing shortness of
breath, dizziness, chest pain, or
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have a family history of aortic stenosis,
talk to your doctor.
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Thanks for watching.
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