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    Aortic Stenosis caused by Brilinta
    jdssr posted:
    Before taking Brilinta I had a mild case of Aortic Stenosis. My Cardiologist rated it as a 1. After taking Brilinta 90 mg twice a day for only 90 days, my Aortic Stenosis increased to a rating of 2. It doubled. When asked ,my Cardiologist had no answer as to how or why this could happen in such a short period of time. Aortic Stenosis is calcium that is attached to the Aortic valve. One of the main ingredients in Brilinta (Ticagrelor) is dibasic calcium phosphate.This medication is used to prevent or treat low blood calcium levels in people who do not get enough calcium from their diets. I believe this main ingredient in Brilinta is causing my body to produce excessive levels of calcium thus creating the increase in the calcium that is attaching itself to my Aortic valve. Has the medical profession not made this connection?

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    billh99 responded:
    My Cardiologist rated it as a 1. After taking Brilinta 90 mg twice a day for only 90 days, my Aortic Stenosis increased to a rating of 2. It doubled

    For the record that might not be a doubling. That number corresponds to the grade seen in table 1 at the end of the article you linked to.
    2-moderate, etc

    It have been near the maximum level for mild and the next was the bare minimum for moderate.

    Also, as my cardiologist keeps reminding me, that the echo images don't have sharp edges on them from which the measurements are taken. Also the gain, exact placement of the probe, and operator difference all can have an effect. Thus is not uncommon for readings to vary from time to time.

    Get a copy of the echo reports and see what the actual stenosis numbers are.

    Also the next time you get an echo have the operator point lout the aortic valve. I know that the mitral can be see when you are in the normal side lying position. Not sure of the aortic.

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