• Calcium buildup on the aortic valve. (webmd.com)
  • But older people typically get stenosis over many years through a gradual hardening and buildup of calcium on their valves. (rexhealth.com)
  • This is a process called aortic sclerosis, which is similar to atherosclerosis, the buildup of hard plaque inside the arteries. (rexhealth.com)
  • Over time, the valve tissue becomes stiff and unyielding due to scarring or calcium buildup. (pennmedicine.org)
  • As you age, calcium can build up on the valve, making it hard and thick. (webmd.com)
  • As you age, deposits of calcium, a mineral found in blood, may deposit within your valve, causing it to stiffen and not properly open. (upmc.com)
  • A subset of 12 mice underwent invasive hemodynamic assessment of aortic valve function. (ahajournals.org)
  • We sought to determine whether the dual-source computed tomography assessment of aortic valve stenosis and coronary artery disease is equivalent to or even better than conventional invasive coronary angiography and transthoracic echocardiography. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Watson A, Sookram V, Driscoll M, Morris M, Suepaul R, López-Alvarez J, Corradini I. Mitral Kissing Vegetation and Acquired Aortic Valve Stenosis Secondary to Infectious Endocarditis in a Goat with Suppurative Mastitis. (mdpi.com)
  • Some young people or pregnant women may have another procedure called balloon valvuloplasty to enlarge the valve opening. (webmd.com)
  • Balloon valvuloplasty (also called valvulotomy or valvotomy) is a procedure that widens a heart valve that is narrowed. (rexhealth.com)
  • Balloon valvuloplasty is done to help the valve work better and improve blood flow through the valve. (rexhealth.com)
  • Balloon valvuloplasty is not an option for most people who have aortic valve stenosis. (rexhealth.com)
  • Balloon valvuloplasty might be used in some children, teens, and young adults in their 20s who have aortic valve stenosis. (rexhealth.com)
  • Balloon valvuloplasty is generally an effective treatment for aortic valve stenosis in children, teens, and young adults but has very limited effectiveness in older adults. (rexhealth.com)