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What is AS and AR in a heart disease?

Q: What does AS and AR stand for in heart related diseases?

A:AS and AR are short forms of aortic stenosis and aortic regurgitation. The aortic valve of the heart either gets stenosed (the orifice becomes narrow) or regurgitates (there is a leak in the valve). So AS and AR are the disease process of aortic valve of the heart. The treatment for this depends on the severity of AS & AR. When it gets worse, then the aortic valve replacement is the treatment of choice. In milder form of AS & AR, medical treatment usually suffices. We hope we have answered your queries, but if you any other doubt, please feel free to contact us and it shall be our pleasure to answer them.


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