Patient Comments: Aortic Stenosis - Cause

What was the cause of your aortic stenosis?

Comment from: joe, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 04

I had a lot of radiation and chemotherapy and I just had a mechanical valve put in and they say they think it had some effect on my heart causing aortic stenosis, but they can't say for sure. I also had 4th stage Hodgkin's lymphoma and was treated in 1984 when the treatments were worse by far than they are now.

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Comment from: Survivor, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 04

Radiation therapy for Hodgkin's disease as a teenager is believed to have caused my aortic stenosis; something physicians need to research more and take more seriously, especially when symptoms impede the patient's quality of life.

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