How Aortic Stenosis Effects The Brain?

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Definition

The aorta is the main artery carrying blood out of the heart. When blood leaves the heart, it flows through the aortic valve, into the aorta. In aortic stenosis, the aortic valve does not open fully. This decreases blood flow from the heart.


Alternative Names

Aortic valve stenosis; Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction; Rheumatic aortic stenosis; Calcium aortic stenosis


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

As the aortic valve becomes more narrow, the pressure...

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