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Aortic valve stenosis is a narrowing or blockage of the aortic valve, which controls the flow of blood as it leaves the heart. Aortic valve stenosis is one of the most common and serious heart valve problems since it makes your heart work much harder than normal to compensate for the diseased valve. This can cause heart failure over time.
Learn more about your risk for aortic valve stenosis in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV, or how you can treat your heart conditions at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican. Take our online heart health assessment or Find a Doctor online to schedule a consultation.
Aortic valve stenosis may take years to develop. Some people with mild stenosis may not even notice symptoms. If the disease is advanced or the blood flowing through the valve is significantly reduced, you may experience the following symptoms:
There are three causes of aortic valve stenosis:
The doctors at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican usually treat severe aortic valve stenosis by replacing the valve through open heart surgery or a minimally invasive procedure.
If your aortic valve stenosis is mild or not causing significant symptoms, you may be a good candidate for nonsurgical therapy or medications. Your doctor will likely advise you not to participate in strenuous sports activities to avoid unnecessary strain on your heart.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican provides expert care and treatment for patients with aortic valve stenosis in Henderson and Las Vegas, NV.