Aortic stenosis is a heart valve disorder that narrows or obstructs
the aortic valve opening. Narrowing of the aortic valve prevents
the valve from opening properly and obstructs the flow of blood
from the left ventricle to the aorta. This can reduce the amount of
blood that flows forward to the body.
Review Date: 05/07/2010
Reviewed By: Issam Mikati, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School
of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. Review provided
by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD,
MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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