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valve stenosis

Valvular stenosis Cardiology Any narrowing of a heart valve, the most common of which is stenosis of the mitral valve. See Mitral valve stenosis.

Patient discussion about valve stenosis

Q. How does alcohol affect someone who has been diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis? My brother has been diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis and also is a smoker and does drink alcohol on the weekends. He knows that he should stop smoking but what about the effects of alcohol? Does this also contribute to his stenosis?

A. Alcohol changes blood pressure and speed of the heart- that is not a good idea if you have an Aortic stenosis. Could probably makes things worst. I would avoid alcohol… but he should ask GP.

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Strong performance results from both studies continue to reinforce this therapy as a less invasive treatment alternative for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis who are considered to be at high risk for surgical valve replacement.
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