Aortic Stenosis for Exercise Professionals

Welcome to my blog posts on aortic stenosis for exercise professionals.

 

 

 

 

Aortic stenosis describes a narrowing and partial obstruction of the aortic valve which is the valve between the left ventricle main pumping chamber to the aorta which is the main artery leaving the heart and supplying blood to the rest of the body. As a result of aortic stenosis, the main pumping chamber (the left ventricle) has to pump harder in order to disgorge enough blood into the aorta to supply the body. This in turn causes blood pressure to rise in the left ventricle and eventually causes the left ventricle to fail. It is a serious condition that is fairly easy to manage as an exercise professional if you understand a few basic rules that I am going to share with you in my videos. One of the main issues is not exercise a client if they have either severe or critical aortic stenosis.  Another important issue is to interpret blood pressure correctly by adding the pressure gradient across the narrowed obstructed valve to the blood pressure measurement taken above the elbow (brachial artery pressure): almost all exercise professionals ignore this and endanger the client. 

Aortic stenosis is a calcified valve that partially obstructs blood flow out of the heart into the main artery, the aorta The biggest problem for the heart is that the main pumping chamber, the left ventricle, needs to pump much harder to disgorge enough blood......

Aortic stenosis: aortic valve replacement (AVR) and transcatheter aortic valve implantation / replacement (TAVI / TAVR) In the second of my series on aortic stenosis, I will summarise for you the main interventions that are used for severely ill individuals, These patients need the diseased......

Aortic stenosis for exercise professionals: estimating safe systolic blood pressures before and during exercise In the fourth part of my series on aortic stenosis for exercise professionals, I have provided a simple table that will guide you in how to work with clients with aortic......