Aortic Valve Disease entails damage to, and dysfunction of, the aortic valve, one of the four valves in the heart.
The most common valvular problem in old age is aortic valve disease.
The aortic valve is one of four valves that control the flow of blood into and out of the heart. In particular, the aortic valve controls the flow of oxygenated blood pumped out of the heart from the left ventricle into the aorta, the main artery leading to the rest of the body.
If the valve is abnormally narrow (
Our hearts are vital pumps. Just like any pump they work best at the pressures for which they are designed. But unlike most mechanical... Read more »