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Aortic Stenosos

What are the treatments for Aortic stenosis??? Can a patient live normal life after replacement of aortic valve by mechanical one?? can it affect marital life??? Please advice.
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Surgeons can open up the aortic valve.  This is done through a catheter in the neck.  They can open the valve up to a certain percentage.  Ask your doctor if you are a candidate for this procedure or if you have to have a valve replacement or repair.  Is the valve calcified at all?  
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You will probably need your valve replaced when it becomes severely narrow or you start showing symptoms such as shortness of breath or fatigue.

Don't worry - you certainly can lead a normal life following valve replacement. You may have to take medication but that's all. I had mine replaced ten years ago and have been doing fine. Valve replacement is common these days and the outlook is excellent.

Good luck.  
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