Aortic valve disease is narrowing of the aortic valve, hindering conveyance of blood from the heart to the body. Aortic stenosis can be brought about by inborn bicuspid aortic valve, scarred aortic valve of rheumatic fever, and wearing of aortic valve in the elderly. Valvular aortic stenosis results in endless left ventricular weight over-burdening. At any phase of life, on the other hand, the regular history of aortic stenosis to a great extent mirrors the practical uprightness of the mitral valve.
Treatment: Mechanical prostheses have turned out to be amazingly tough and can be required to last from 20 to 40 years. In any case, mechanical prosthetic valves all require deep rooted anticoagulation with blood thinners such aswarfarin (Coumadin) to anticipate clump arrangement on the valve surfaces. Something else, blood clumps ousted from these valves can go to the cerebrum and reason embolic stroke or embolic issues in different parts of the body.
Statistics: In Norway Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease. aortic sclerosis affects about 35% of the population older than 65 years. Calcific aortic stenosis, however, affects approximately 3% to 5% of those older than 75 years. Thus, not all patients with aortic sclerosis go on to develop obstructive aortic valve disease; this occurs at a rate of about 10% within 5 years.