Tag: Aortic Stenosis

Aortic Stenosis: Closing of the Gateway

Aortic Stenosis: Closing of the Gateway

Last week we introduced the concept of valvular heart disease, starting with a discussion of how valves in the heart work, and then touching briefly on how they misfunction.  Today we’ll be talking about one such valvular dysfunction: aortic stenosis (often abbreviated “AS”). Stenosis of the aortic valve is increasingly common as we age, though not by any means an…

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