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  • minimally
  • The first minimally invasive aortic valve surgery took place at the Cleveland Clinic in 1996. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some people who cannot have open-heart surgery may have a minimally invasive procedure to replace the valve. (webmd.com)
  • On the other hand, during exercise or other high flow states, systolic impulse-gradients can be measured in patients with minimally stenotic or even normal valves [ 2 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • prosthetic valve
  • If he has a mechanical prosthetic valve, he will be on anticoagulation medicine to keep blood clots from forming on the valve. (medhelp.org)
  • 1 ) a prosthetic valve device, ( 2 ) a valve introducer device, ( 3 ) an intraluminal procedure device, ( 4 ) a procedure device capsule, and ( 5 ) a tissue cutter. (google.co.uk)
  • leaky
  • The valve can become either leaky ( regurgitant or insufficient) or stuck partially shut ( stenotic ). (wikipedia.org)
  • At age 37 I had an echocardiogram everything was fine, I'm now 63 years old after another echocardiogram my doctor informed me I have a leaky aortic valve, for now he wants to monitor it yearly. (medhelp.org)
  • I have a leaky aortic valve also, discovered when I was a year or two younger than you. (medhelp.org)
  • Not much, but since the aortic valve is one that ideally should *not* be leaky--in contrast to the others--that discovery earns me a stress test and echo every year or so. (medhelp.org)
  • There is no cure for a leaky aortic valve, either, though diet and exercise are a good idea in general. (medhelp.org)
  • Children born with bicuspid aortic valve or congenitally deformed valve which may go unnoticed during development, may not cause problems until adulthood at which point the aortic valve may get tight and/or leaky. (upmc.com)
  • outcomes
  • Optimal pain management after aortic valve implantation: an opportunity to improve outcomes after transapical access in the future? (bmj.com)