Identifying aortic stenosis early on enables you to explore treatment options and make the best choice for your lifestyle.
What is Aortic Stenosis?
Aortic stenosis (AS) is one of the most common and serious valve disease problems.
The heart pumps blood through the aortic valve to the body. Over time, calcium buildup can narrow the valve opening and restrict blood flow to the heart. If left undiagnosed or untreated in a timely fashion, it can become more severe and can ultimately lead to heart failure and death.
Good news! Identifying aortic stenosis earlier leads to longer, healthier lives.
More than 20% of older Americans have aortic stenosis
Find out more about managing aortic stenosis:
If you were recently diagnosed with aortic stenosis, you probably have questions. Find out about symptoms, risk factors and treatments.
Track Your Symptoms
It’s important to track your symptom progression to determine if it is getting better or worse. You may not experience noticeable symptoms until the narrowed valve greatly reduces blood flow .
Opciones de tratamiento
AS can be treated and managing it appropriately can reduce the negative impact on your quality of life. If you notice a decline in routine physical activities or significant fatigue, it’s worth a visit to your health care professional who may decide to check your valves and heart function with an echocardiogram.
El COVID-19 y la valvulopatía
Suzanne Arnold, MD, FAHA, responde las preguntas de aquellas personas que viven con valvulopatía y se enfrentan al tratamiento para la estenosis aórtica.
Stories of Hope
Mark's journey with heart valve disease began in high school, when a heart murmur was detected in a routine physical exam. Later in life he was diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis, which ultimately turned severe enough to require valve replacement surgery.
"Being an Ambassador helps me raise awareness about heart valve disease and the treatment options that are available."
Target: Aortic Stenosis
The goal of the Target: Aortic Stenosis program is to enhance the patient experience from symptom onset to appropriate diagnosis and follow-through, to timely treatment and disease management.
For Health Care Professionals
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