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Fort Wayne, IN 46845
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Parkview Regional Medical Center Campus
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Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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Auburn, IN 46706
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Wabash, IN 46992
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Columbia City, IN 46725
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Stenosis — or narrowing — of the aortic heart valve is a disease that does not allow normal blood flow through the aortic valve to the remainder of the body. If you have aortic valve stenosis, you may not have the energy for everyday activities. With proper treatment, you can enjoy life again with renewed stamina.
If you have moderate to severe stenosis of the aortic heart valve, you might notice symptoms such as:
It’s important to recognize that patients with aortic valve stenosis often do not experience any symptoms in early stages. Left untreated, though, symptoms will continue to worsen.
Aortic stenosis can be caused by:
However, aortic valve stenosis is most often related to the natural aging process. For older adults, severe aortic valve stenosis may be caused by a build-up of calcium mineral deposits on the leaflets of the heart’s aortic valve. The stiffened leaflets don’t open fully, causing your heart to work harder to push blood through your body. This condition eventually causes your heart to become weaker.
At the Valve Clinic at Parkview Heart Institute, our team will work together to determine the best treatment options for you.
The following tests may be performed if your physician believes you have aortic valve stenosis.
If you are diagnosed with stenosis of the aortic valve, your cardiologist will have completed a physical exam and tests to reveal the seriousness of your condition. Treatment is often focused on relieving symptoms and repairing or replacing the ineffective valve during surgery. If your stenosis is mild, medication may be effective in treating your symptoms. Over time, however, as stenosis worsens, medication will become less effective.
The only effective treatment for moderate to severe stenosis is replacement of the aortic valve.
Valve replacement can be completed using several techniques:
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