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Originally posted by ItsGavinC
Aortic insuffiency is an overall similar end product (left ventricle working harder to push blood past the aortic valve), however the means to the end vary. For example, congenitally malformed aortic valves, connective tissue diseases, infective endocarditis, or aortic stenosis, may lead to aortic insuffiency.
Can anyone explain to me the difference between aortic insufficiency and aortic stenosis? What would you see w/ each regarding cardiac output, stroke volume, etc
Originally posted by sambo
Can anyone explain to me the difference between aortic insufficiency and aortic stenosis? What would you see w/ each regarding cardiac output, stroke volume, etc.
Originally posted by Mossjoh
Babinski Bob took the words out of my mouth...although a calcified normal aortic valve usually doesn't cause clinical significance until the 70s-80s.
Rheumatic fever can also cause aortic stenosis, usually in combination with mitral valve pathology however.