Aortic Stenosis Prevention

Is it possible to prevent Aortic Stenosis? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods in the condition center at ThirdAge.com.

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How to Prevent Aortic Stenosis


Aortic stenosis cannot be prevented. However, if you have AS, there are several things you can do to try to avoid some of the complications:

  • Get regular medical care, including checkups and periodic electrocardiograms.
  • Take antibiotics before any dental cleaning, dental work, or other invasive procedures. This will help prevent infection of the heart valve.
  • If your valve problem was caused by rheumatic fever, talk to your doctor about antibiotic treatment to prevent future episodes of rheumatic fever.



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Learn what Aortic Stenosis is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Aortic Stenosis Causes
Causes
What causes Aortic Stenosis? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Aortic Stenosis Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Aortic Stenosis? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Aortic Stenosis Diagnosis
Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Aortic Stenosis Symptoms
Symptoms
What are the Aortic Stenosis symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Aortic Stenosis Complications
Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Aortic Stenosis
Screening
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Aortic Stenosis.
Aortic Stenosis Medications
Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Aortic Stenosis Prevention
Prevention
How can you prevent Aortic Stenosis? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Aortic Stenosis Treatment
Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Aortic Stenosis treatment options are available?
Aortic Stenosis Care
Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
Aortic Stenosis Doctors
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