Having performed thousands of procedures, Dr Russo is the among the most experienced transcatheter valve surgeons in U.S.
What is Aortic Stenosis?
Aortic valve stenosis (AS) is a disease of the aortic valve in which the opening of the valve is narrowed (stenotic).
The normal size of the aortic valve is the size of a half dollar; a severely stenotic valve may be the size of a dime or smaller.
Aortic stenosis most commonly results from calcium that is deposited in the valve as people age. There no proven modifiable risk factors; that is there is nothing the patient did to cause it or could have done to prevent it.
Aortic stenosis is among the most common valvular abnormalities occurring in 7%-10% of patients over 70 years old.
What are the symptoms of