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  • The aortic valve opens when the heart contracts to allow the passage of blood from the bottom left chamber of the heart (the left ventricle) into the aorta, the body’s main artery. 
  • Aortic stenosis is the abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve, which restricts the flow of blood from the ventricle into the aorta.
  • Aortic stenosis can be a serious and potentially life-threatening condition.
  • Treatment options include procedures or surgery to repair or replace the faulty valve. 

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Reviewed on: 21-09-2020