aortic stenosis

aortic stenosis
abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve
Hypernyms: ↑stenosis, ↑stricture, ↑valvular heart disease

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: a condition usually the result of disease in which the aorta, especially its orifice, is abnormally narrow

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abnormal narrowing of the aorta, esp. of its orifice, usually as a result of rheumatic fever or embryologic anomalies.

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