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aortic stenosis Explained

aortic stenosis at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Narrowing of the passage from the left ventricle of the heart to the aorta, in or near the aortic valve. It may be a congenital disorder or may result from rheumatic heart disease or valve degeneration. It is detected by characteristic heart sounds. Exertion may cause fainting or angina pectoris. Stenosis may lead to congestive heart failure and makes patients susceptible to endocarditis. Medical treatment focuses on these complications. Surgical treatment repairs the valve or replaces it with a synthetic or transplanted valve.

aortic stenosis at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

aortic stenosis
n : abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve