Aortic Valve Stenosis Underlying Cause
The three main causes of aortic stenosis include:
- Congenital aortic stenosis:
- Abnormal development in the womb
- Found in up to 2% of the general population, primarily those under 30 years of age.
- Occurs in about 4 out of 1,000 people in the US
- Idiopathic sclerosis of the aortic valve:
- Scarring of the aortic valve
- Most commonly seen in those over 70
- Rheumatic fever
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