Aortic Stenosis

Narrowing of the aortic valve of the heart is called aortic stenosis, which results in reduced blood flow from the heart to the rest of the body. As the heart has to pump harder to supply blood, it causes symptoms like heart murmur, chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and fatigue.

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Can I have sex after being diagnosed with moderate stenosis, and grade 2 heart murmur with aortic valve leakage?

Query: Hello doctor, Three years ago, I was diagnosed with mild stenosis. Two years ago, it progressed from mild to moderate. Also, I have a grade 2 heart murmur with aortic valve leakage. I want to go for a TAVR. Kindly let me know how soon I have to go for the surgery? Also, is it safe to have sex with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you do not have chest pain or giddiness during exertion like climbing stairs or a brisk walk, you can have sex with moderate activity. However, tablet Sildenafil is contraindicated in aortic stenosis. Also, sex without a limit can be unsaf...  Read Full »

Is my mother's loss of consiousness and aortic valve shrinkage co-related?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is 71-years-old. She weighs 67 kg, and her height is 165 cm approximately. Four months ago, she fell suddenly and became unconscious while trying to pluck flowers in the garden. As soon as she fell, her forehead got injured and bleeding with a cut above the eyebrow. Immediately I...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). There are two reports, one with severe aortic stenosis and the other with moderate aortic stenosis. Based on the first report of severe aortic stenosis ...  Read Full »

Does maternal vaccine cause aortic stenosis in baby?

Query: Dear doctor, I was two months pregnant when I got vaccines to complete my citizenship status (immigration). My son was born with aortic stenosis. Is this because of the vaccine?  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Could you provide more information: What vaccines have you received? What was the content of the vaccine? Did you suffer from any infection during your pregnancy? Did you have any disease during pregnancy and receive any medication for that? Any family history of...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my echocardiogram report and interpret the cause.

Query: Hi doctor, I have done an echocardiogram before few days. The report shows normal ventricular size with normal systolic function. There is a left ventricular ejection fraction of 55 to 60 percent. There is a grade 1 left ventricular diastolic function. The proximal ascending aorta is normal in size...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the echocardiography report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Most of the aspects of heart function and anatomy are normal. But there are mild changes and it can cause problems. Your heart has a mild filling defect. There is a mild is...  Read Full »

Please interpret my ECG report and explain the seriousness of my heart problem.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a cardiac patient for 13 years and have 50% blockage in LAD. I am sending you my recent ECG report. Please examine my ECG report and give me suggestions on how my heart is now and how dangerous is my cardiac problem? And what precautions to be taken?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have any symptoms at present? What all medications are you on? Do you have any previous ECG for comparison? When was this angiography done? Any follow up testing for blockages? I have seen the ECG report (attachment removed to protect patient identity)...  Read Full »

Why is there raised blood pressure in an 18-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, Age: 18 years Gender: male Off late experiencing high blood pressure ranging from (160 by 97 to 150 BY 95) and some isolated readings 120 by 83 and 130 by 90. But the consistent readings are on the higher side. Echocardiogram is normal. And so is ECG. Few months back thyroid was als...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welocme to You seem to be having labile hypertension, at your age it is not common to have a high blood pressure as in the 160's or 150's as you have noted. The one cause that needs to be investigated is kidney disease, therefore it is important to get blood tests pertinent to kid...  Read Full »

What is the possible diagnosis of symptoms such as lightheadedness, chest pain and shortness of breath?

Query: Hello doctor, A 56-year-old patient went to his physician for evaluation of recurrent episodes of lightheadedness, chest pain, and shortness of breath with exertion. One week earlier, he experienced an episode of syncope while walking up the stairs of his house. Vitals: Heart rate - 116 bpm, BP ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Did he lose consciousness while walking upstairs? Is he a diabetic? His cholesterol report seems abnormal, along with hypertension and uncontrolled blood pressure. His color Doppler report showing aortic stenosis. Possible diagnosis is age-related atherosclerosis with ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for breathing trouble due to calcification of aortic valve?

Query: Hello doctor, I was hospitalized in January in India for two days and then in Nigeria (I live here) for dry cough, a bit of breathing trouble, and pneumonia. X-ray of the lungs was clear and also had a bit of difficulty in breathing. However, they treated me for community acquired pneumonia and mala...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You had breathing difficulty, altered consciousness, allergic condition and you were admitted for that. Now you have slight difficulty in breathing. I have gone through all your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Not to worry. You have a calcifie...  Read Full »

I get palpitations with Holter showing maximum heart rate of 190. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I have palpitations for the past three months. No anemia, TFT is normal, MRI abdomen and chest are normal. Echo shows atherosclerotic aortic valve with ejection fraction 60%. Holter shows minimum HR-120 and maximum HR-190. I have associated fatigue at times, tremo...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello doctor, I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns. First of all, you have a high BMI (body mass index). Try to reduce the weight as you know it is high for this age and height. Ejection fraction of 60% shows you have aortic stenosis due to scleros...  Read Full »

What are the risks in repeated open heart surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old male weighing 60 kg and my height is 5'9". I had undergone open heart surgery 7 years back for aortic stenosis valve replacement. One day my eye got swollen and felt some dizziness. So, I went to the doctor for checkup. He told me that I had calcium deposit on aortic va...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. Transthoracic aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is usually considered as a good choice for patients who are not a good candidate for open heart surgery. It is a good alterna...  Read Full »

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