Know your Heart

Decoding the hearts structure and function is indeed very interest. Heart valve disease refers to any of several conditions that prevent one or more of the valves in the heart from functioning adequately to assure proper circulation.On each side of the heart, the atrium and ventricle are separated by a valve. Blood is pumped through the right atrium and ventricle and out of the heart through the pulmonary valve, then on to the lungs to be oxygenated. This blood then returns to the left side of the heart. It is then pumped through the aortic valve into the main artery (the aorta) and around the body.The essential function of a heart valve is to maintain the flow of blood in the right direction. When the left ventricle has contracted fully and pumped the...

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Aortic Stenosis- The narrower the valve, the harder the
heart has to work

In a patient with aortic stenosis, the aortic valve no longer opens fully. Its opening is restricted as the leaflets of the valve become stenosed (narrowed)over time. This makes it harder for your heart has to work and worse the symptoms are likely to be.
As the heart was having to work a lot harder, symptoms Read more...
Aortic stenosis is one of the most common and serious heart valve disease problems. Treatment depends on how far the disease has progressed. If the aortic Read more...

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  • Birth defect
  • Rheumatic fever
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  • Increasing in age
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
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    Following tests are performed to diagnose Aortic Stenosis Auscultation: Your cardiologist will use a stethoscope to listen to Read more...

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