Aortic Stenosis is when the aortic valve becomes too narrow and in turn reduces the amount of blood that can flow through it. If the narrowing is mild, the overall functioning of the heart may not be reduced. However, the valve can become so narrow (stenotic) that heart function is reduced, and the rest of the body may not receive adequate blood flow.
Is surgery recommended for your Aortic Stenosis? This interactive tool, guidelines for management of aortic valve disease will help determine if it is.
Our interactive tool asks several simple questions, considers your answers and recommends what is best for you.
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Based on ACC/AHA guidelines and your answers, you may be a candidate for surgery. Diagnostic tests, age, lifestyles, and structure of your heart help you and your doctor decide what heart valve surgery procedure is best for you.
Not Enough Information
Because you were unable to answer important questions, there is not enough information to determine if valve surgery is required at this time. See your doctor if you begin to have symptoms, or symptoms become more frequent or severe.
Surgery Not Recommended
Based on ACC/AHA guidelines and your answers, surgery may not be required at this time. Aortic valve stenosis may or may not worsen over time. Your heart valve condition needs to be monitored so you should have follow-up visits with your physician at least once a year.