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Aortic Valve Disease

Aortic valve disease:  Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors, Diagnosis, Treatments | National Heart Centre Singapore

Aortic Valve Disease - What it is

Aortic valve disease occurs when the valve between the main pumping chamber of your heart (left ventricle) and the main artery to your body (aorta) doesn't work properly. Aortic valve disease may be a condition present at birth (congenital heart disease), or it may be due to other causes.

The types of aortic valve disease include:
  • Aortic valve stenosis: This occurs when the aortic valve opening is narrowed, thus obstructing blood flow from your heart into your aorta.
  • Aortic valve regurgitation: This occurs when the aortic valve does not close fully, resulting in blood flowing backwards into the left ventricle of the heart.

Aortic Valve Disease - Symptoms

Aortic Valve Disease - How to prevent?

Aortic Valve Disease - Causes and Risk Factors

Aortic Valve Disease - Diagnosis

The doctor will perform an initial evaluation and order some diagnostic tests to evaluate the condition of the patient.

Examples for initial diagnostic tests are: 

Aortic Valve Disease - Treatments

Aortic Valve Disease - Preparing for surgery

Aortic Valve Disease - Post-surgery care

Aortic Valve Disease - Other Information

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