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Dr. Maitri Chaudhuri

Cardiologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Maitri Chaudhuri is an experienced Cardiologist in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. You can visit her at Cloudnine Hospital - Malleshwaram in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Maitri Chaudhuri and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Aortic Valve Stenosis - How Can It Be Treated?

MBBS, Master of Surgery - General Surgery, Magistrar Chirurgiae (Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Cardiologist, Faridabad
Aortic Valve Stenosis - How Can It Be Treated?

The heart is a wonderfully designed pump that takes care of proper functioning of the body. There are two separate channels, through which pure and impure blood flows through. Blood flow in these two designated networks is one-sided completely and controlled by valves. There are 2 sets of valves as below:

  1. Aortic and pulmonary valves which controls blood flow from the ventricles to the aorta and to the lungs respectively
  2. The mitral and tricuspid valves control blood flow from the atria (upper chambers) to the ventricles (lower chambers).

These valves are meant to be elastic and fibrous and open and close freely to allow for blood flow. Due to various reasons, they can become stenosed (hard and narrow) and depending on which valve is affected, complications arise accordingly.

The aortic valve is extremely important in that its proper functioning ensures that pure, oxygenated blood reaches various parts of the body. Due to various reasons, this valve may not open and/or close properly. Some causes include calcium deposits, advanced age, rheumatic fever, endocarditis, etc. With age or deposits, the valve opening can become narrow and reduce the amount of blood flowing into the aorta. The following symptoms and complications arise out of this.

  1. The heart needs to put extra pressure to pump out blood into the aorta
  2. The left ventricle therefore grows thicker
  3. The symptoms will take a long time to manifest, as the heart will work on alternate measures, but after a certain point, symptoms will show up including chest pain, fatigue with minimal exertion, shortness of breath, and racing heartbeats.
  4. As the heart has its own compensating mechanisms, symptoms show up when the condition is much serious. Therefore, onset of these symptoms requires immediate medical attention.

Diagnosis: This could be diagnosed with routine medical exam when the heart is being checked or it could only be diagnosed when the symptoms are seen as above. Treatment is easier in the earlier case, and requires more rigorous attention.

Management: If the stenosis is mild and was detected on routine exam, then it needs to be monitored periodically. Surgery is usually not done, unless it is very severe. However, preventive measures can be taken including

  1. Avoiding over-exertion
  2. Heart-healthy diet can be taken to prevent further damage
  3. Reduce sodium intake
  4. Quit smoking

If the stenosis is severe, then surgery is the only definitive treatment measure. Valve surgery can be either a

  1. Balloon valvuloplasty – the valve opening is enlarged
  2. Replacement – valve replacement is usually done as an open heart surgery.

Though aortic stenosis is a serious condition, it is also rare and can be managed by adopting an overall healthy lifestyle.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Good morning Sir, my age 23+ my blood pressure keep 130/90 .it is right for me. Or not. What should I do sir. Please sir help me.

Punjabi University, DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), NDDY(Naturopathy and Yoga)
Homeopath, Mohali
Good morning Sir, my age 23+ my blood pressure keep 130/90 .it is right for me. Or not. What should I do sir. Please ...
Try to maintain it on 120/ 80 mmhg. It may be done with healthy diet, regular physical exercise, relaxation techniques like meditation and yoga. Adequate sleep and positive attitude.
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Please suggest. Some one suggested to me to boil the squeeed lemons shell and drink that water daily in the day & night which will help to reduce the high cholesterol and also remove the heart block. Is it true. Please clarify the correct position. Is it advisable to consume this water daily.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in EP
Cardiologist, Delhi
Please suggest. Some one suggested to me to boil the squeeed lemons shell and drink that water daily in the day & nig...
Your 2 present medicines are proven medicines for reducing risk of more blockages. There are scores of untested remedies. If you want natural remedies, I suggest you discuss on phone for the one which is most scientific, it recommends reduction of sugar and other glucose rich foods. Best wishes.
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I'm using BP tablets regularly but I want to stop taking tablets, is any health problem happens in future?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I'm using BP tablets regularly but I want to stop taking tablets, is any health problem happens in future?
Myself is a homoeopathic physician and my advise is that you cannot top these medicines immediately as your BP can shoot up causing some serious health problems.I will advise you to takee helpof an alternative light medicines,let it be homoeopathic mediccine side by side while slowly decreassing the allopathic dose.But before this I want to know that since wwhen are you taking medicines for BP and what are your effort till now to control your weight as your weight will be a big problem in controlling BP.
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I have done CABG heart surgery on 15th of July Now I have pain near soothes and I am not able to breath properly.

MD- INTERNAL MEDICINE, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I have done CABG heart surgery on 15th of July Now I have pain near soothes and I am not able to breath properly.
It is a normal phenomenon after a bypass surgery. Give hot fomentation, take a tablet of crocin, apply volini spray & prform your light duties. You will recover fast, don't worry.
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I have high blood pressure for the pass 15 yrs, I'm now 39, try very hard to have baby. I request the doc in polyclinic to switch my medicine to the type that suitable to have baby. But my pressure is always on the high side after the switch, the reading is always 150/110. I'm feeling very depress. What should I do? Please advise.

Hypnotherapist, DCS, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, Advanced Skills in Counselling
Psychologist,
I have high blood pressure for the pass 15 yrs, I'm now 39, try very hard to have baby. I request the doc in polyclin...
Hello, I understand that having a baby is very important for you and somewhere in your mind, probably your time clock is ticking away saying that you are getting older now and may not have a baby. And you are so keen to have a baby of your own? this thought alone might be a cause for more anxiety, sense of loss, sadness and anger with yourself. However, I would like to bring to your notice that overthinking about this or anything else will only bring emotional imbalance leading to more bp fluctuations. Our mind and body are connected and any mental and emotional imbalance causes an imbalance in the body. 1. Please exercise everyday within your capacity to burn off the excess calories and fat intake. Exercising will also help in uplifting your mood and improve your self image and give you a sense of control over your body. 2. Eat only healthy food limiting oil, sugars, processed and refined foods to the bare minimum. Raw and whole food diet having more of fruits, vegetables, whole grains is known to control and reduce rising bp. Add a source of good fats like walnuts, nuts and oil seeds to improve your heart functioning. Cut out meats and unhealthy cooking styles and choose steaming, stir frying over boiling and frying. 3. Yoga, meditation etc to control your anxiety and calm down the mind to help become emotionally stable and peaceful. This will also keep your bp stable. Bhramri and anulom vilom are especially 2 pranayamas very helpful in bringing emotional balance. 4. Counselling to help you learn tips and techniques to manage stressful events without losing your mental and emotional equilibrium. You will be able to cope with stress and learn to manage stress and tension with ease. 5. Only when you are healthy, will your baby be healthy. It will need a lot of attention and care when it arrives. What kind of life do you want to give your child? please consider the chances of you not feeling fit enough to take care of the baby keeping your health in mind. 6. Consider other options of having a child: would you rather consider adopting a baby over putting your body through this stress. Or would you like to volunteer your time in a childrens playhome or shelters where abandoned children are taken care of? there are number of ways that you can still meet your need to bring up a child and feel worthwhile and fulfilled. Please consider your options and their pros and cons before rushing in to any decision. Take care.
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Hello. If I run My legs and knees start paining and also my chest (lightly. Why is it so? Please help.

BPT, Certified Osteopathic Manual Therapist, Diploma in Osteopathy
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Hello. If I run My legs and knees start paining and also my chest (lightly. Why is it so? Please help.
Your hams muscle is tight. Which not allowing to run and puking spine in wrong direction which creating pain in knee and leg.
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I am 27 years old male. I feel burning in chest most of the time sometimes it causes some cough too. It also affects my hunger I feel hungry but when eat can not eat much due to burning. Please tell me what causes this burning and also please suggest any medicine/method to cure it.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 27 years old male. I feel burning in chest most of the time sometimes it causes some cough too. It also affects ...
Dear lybrate user, you are suffering from hyper-acidity, causing chest-burn, obstructing from taking meal. * take, plenty of water to dilute your acid to calm you down, in this regard. Take, easily digestible diet, in time * avoid, junk food, caffeine, alcohol, fried, spicy intake, * take, 4 pcs biscuits with 100 ml of water, two hrly, other than your main meal. *homoeo-medicine* @ robina q, 10 drops, mixed with 2 tsfl of water, thrice a day. @ acid sulph 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Report, wkly, all d best.
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She is a heart patient. Please tell me healthy diet for her. She is of the age 70.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
She is a heart patient. Please tell me healthy diet for her. She is of the age 70.
If you have one or more forms of heart disease now there are many things you can do, in addition to using medication that's likely been recommended for you, to improve your health. Either way, be sure to eat well (choosing food from a variety of groups, high in fiber and low in saturated fat andcholesterol) and get plenty of exercise. Exercise does not have to be strenuous—a regular habit of brisk walkingmost days of the week for 30 to 60 minutes, and ideally, once a day, is all you need to do to reduce your risk of heart problems.
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