Aortic Stenosis -- Child
(Stenosis, Aortic—Child; AS—Child)
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- One cusp that can not open as fully as three cusps
- Two cusps that are damaged
- Cusps that are partly closed or do not open correctly due to thickness
- Extreme fatigue after exercise or exertion
- Fainting with exercise or exertion
- Pain, squeezing, pressure, or tightness of the chest, usually occurring with exertion
- Palpitations—sensation of rapid or irregular heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
- Lightheadedness with exertion
- Abnormal heart rhythms—arrhythmia
- Sudden death with no previous symptoms
- Abnormal chest sounds, such as a heart murmur or click
- Noticeable chest heave or vibration when the doctor's hand is held over your child’s heart
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)—to measure the heart's electrical activity
- Exercise stress test—the recording of the heart during exercise
American Heart Association http://www.heart.org
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Canadian Cardiovascular Society http://www.ccs.ca
Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery http://www.canadianvascular.ca
Aortic stenosis in children. Boston Children's Hospital website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions/aortic-valve-stenosis. Accessed June 24, 2013.
Aortic valve stenois in children. Cincinnati Children’s website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions/aortic-valve-stenosis/overview. Accessed June 24, 2013.
Aortic stenosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated May 20, 2013. Accessed June 24, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 06/2015 -
- Update Date: 06/03/2013 -
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