We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
Vols saber com serà la teva estada a l’Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron? Aquí trobaràs tota la informació.
This is a malformation of the aortic valve that progresses over time and obstructs blood flow out of the left ventricle. Aortic stenosis is often associated with more than one kind of obstruction, such as mitral valve stenosis, coarctation of the aorta, and supravalvular aortic stenosis. This means it can occur as part of hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Aortic stenosis makes up 3% to 6% of congenital heart diseases detected during childhood. In occurs in 3% to 4% of men and women.
Patients are usually children who do not show any symptoms and develop normally but who are discovered to have a heart murmur during a routine examination. Aortic stenosis may also be detected through the following tests:
Echocardiogram: this is the most effective way to confirm diagnosis. This also enables the valve morphology to be defined and the level of severity evaluated.
Stress test or ergometry: this shows whether the child has symptoms such as high blood pressure, angina, syncope and signs of ischemia, which help to determine the severity of the condition.
The type of treatment will depend on the severity of the condition.
If the percutaneous or surgical valvotomy does not manage to stop the insufficiency or obstruction, then valve replacement is performed. This replaces the aortic valve with a graft from the same patient’s pulmonary valve, or one from a donor.
Patients who have undergone this treatment have a similar quality of life to the rest of the population. Despite this, however, around 20 % will live with mild stenosis for 30 years and 20 % will require surgery on the valve.
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