Aortic stenosis

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

aortic stenosis, the rarest of the valvular lesions, is practically always accompanied by high pressure picture.
Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield

aortic stenosis n.
Pathological narrowing of the orifice of the aortic valve.


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