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Aortic stenosis treatment
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Aortic stenosis treatment may be necessary if the aortic valve is not opening properly.

Aortic stenosis can be the result of a subtle congenital abnormality of the aortic heart valve (often present in those aged 50 to 60 years) or it can be caused by simple wear and tear (more common in those aged 70 to 85 years).

Rheumatic fever used to be a major cause but it is really quite uncommon in the UK now.

The blockage in the system causes the heart muscle to thicken in order to cope with the increased stress of trying to empty itself.

It is rather like weight training at the gym; the harder it has to pump the thicker it becomes. The load and pressure on the heart is too much and aortic stenosis treatment becomes necessary.