A comprehensive yet easy to understand synopsis of the bicuspid aortic valve. Covers symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and tips for patients and physicians alike.
Aortic sclerosis is a condition whereby the aortic valve becomes thickened but does not significantly obstruct flow, unlike aortic stenosis, which does. This article outlines the dangers associated with aortic sclerosis, risk factors, treatments, and whether you should request to have an echocardiogram.
By Julian Booker MD Our body’s primary artery, the aorta, supplies blood to the entire body. The aortic valve allows blood to flow from the heart into the aorta but prevents blood from leaking back into the heart. In aortic stenosis, sometimes called aortic valve stenosis, the aortic valve does not open normally. This […]