Listen as Dr. Aklog describes valve stenosis.
The valve stenosis, stenosis is simply a fancy word, medical word, for a valve that does not open properly, a valve that is narrowed or blocked, and what happens is if the valve can't open properly, then typically the heart has to work harder to push the blood through the narrowing, and typically blood backs up and can cause a variety of symptoms, and really any valve in the heart can be affected by stenosis or narrowing.
About Dr. Aklog, M.D.:
Dr. Lishan Aklog is the current Director and Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at The Heart and Lung Institute of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona and Director of EmpowHer's Medical Advisory Board. Specializing in adult cardiac care, he graduated from Harvard College followed by Harvard Medical School. Dr. Aklog was a cardiothoracic resident at Brigham and Women’s/Boston Children’s Hospital, an Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and completed international fellowships in London, England and Paris, France.
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