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AS. A word purely Latin. It has two significations. First, it signifies weight, and in this sense, the Roman as, is the same thing as the Roman pound, which was composed of twelve ounces. It was divided also into many other parts (as may be seen in the law, Servum de hoeredibus, Inst. Lib. xiii. Pandect,) viz. uncia, 1 ounce; sextans, 2 ounces; quodrans, 3 ounces; triens, 4 ounces quincunx, 5 ounces; semis, 6 ounces; septunx, 7 ounces; bes, 8 ounces, dodrans, 9 ounces; dextans, 10 ounces; deunx, 11 ounces.
     2. From this primitive and proper sense of the word another was derived: that namely of the totality of a thing, Solidum quid. Thus as signified the whole of an inheritance, so that an heir ex asse, was an heir of the whole inheritance. An heir ex triente, ex semisse, ex besse, or ex deunce, was an heir of one-third, one-half, two-thirds, or eleven-twelfths.

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People with aortic stenosis may have a "murmur" that can be detected during a regular doctor's visit and general physical examination.
The valve currently stands as the largest available in the healthcare industry to treat severe aortic stenosis patients with large anatomies.
Altered hemodynamics due to aortic stenosis and regurgitation and also defects in aortic media like elastin fragmentation, decreased fibrillin, matrix disruption, loss of smooth muscle and increase in collagen have been thought to be the cause.
Surgical aortic valvuloplasty (SAV) and balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) for congenital critical aortic stenosis have near similar outcomes13.
Although many people with aortic stenosis find out about their disease incidentally when their doctor hears a murmur while listening to their heart, others progress to more severe disease, with symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, faintness (syncope), and chest pain.
In clinical assessment, patients were judged symptomatically if they had a history of symptoms of heart failure (NYHA class [greater than or equal to] II) and/or angina (Canadian Cardiovascular Society class [greater than or equal to] 1) and/or exertional presyncope or syncope considered due to aortic stenosis and the information was recorded.
Computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest without contrast revealed calcification of the aortic valve, compatible with aortic stenosis and aneurysm of the ascending aorta measuring 4.
He presented an analysis of 1,873 asymptomatic patients with mild to moderate aortic stenosis (AS) and a peak aortic-jet velocity of 2.
That being said, more than one-third of women with severe aortic stenosis will require hospitalization for cardiac reasons during their pregnancy, with heart failure the No.
But many patients with aortic stenosis are elderly, and have medical conditions that make surgery risky or impossible.