Aortic valve stenosis (AS) is a valvular heart disease caused by the incomplete opening of the aortic valve.
The aortic valve controls the direction of blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta. When in good working order, the aortic valve does not impede the flow of blood between these two spaces. Under some circumstances, the aortic valve becomes narrower than normal, impeding the flow of blood.
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