How much does a normal Aortic Valve open? Is it 2 or 3? Does this mean how much the valve opens or the opening size due to blockage?

What is the seriousness if it opens only .8?

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replied June 21st, 2012
You are referring to the size of the opening of the valve, and that is a measurement usually made in centimeters and approaches 3.0 cm. A valve diameter limited to 0.8 cm would be abnormally stenotic.
Please understand that I am unable to diagnose medical conditions online.


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