Congenital Heart Lesions
|Pulmonary Valve Stenosis|
|Coarctation of the Aorta|
|Tetralogy of Fallot|
|Transposition of the Great Vessels|
|Aortic Valve Stenosis|
Aortic Valve Stenosis
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Signs and symptoms of deterioration
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Exercise intolerance
- Loss of consciousness
If you frequently experience one of these signs and symptoms, call your cardiologist as soon as possible.
Mild stenosis: there are no particular restrictions
Moderate or severe stenosis: competitive and contact sports are not recommended. Please ask your cardiologist about your specific restrictions.
Antibiotics are recommended before particular dental and surgical procedures.
You should always maintain good oral hygiene in order to prevent infection.
Pregnancy and contraception
Your risk level depends on the severity of the aortic stenosis
A pre-conception cardiology counseling is necessary and very important.
Risks of transmission
|1 child affected||2%|
|2 children affected||15%|
|3 children affected||50%|
|Mother with malformation||Up to 15%|
|Father with malformation||Up to 12%|
|Marfan’s Syndrome, bicuspid valves||Up to 50%|
These numbers are approximate. A fetal echocardiogram is recommended between the 18th and the 20th week of pregnancy to detect possible cardiac malformations in the baby.
The risk of transmission varies according to the family antecedents. In case of doubts, a consultation with a geneticist is recommended in order to precisely calculate the risks and to make specific recommendations.
Prepared by: Marie-Joëlle Boucher et. Scinf., Nathalie Comtois Rn, BSc
- MAUDE Unit Expands with a change of address at the MUHC
- As of May 22nd, 2007 the MAUDE Unit is located at the Royal Victoria Hospital