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Aortic Stenosis

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

What is aortic stenosis?

Aortic stenosis is a condition that makes your aortic valve become narrow and stiff. The narrow, stiff valve causes your heart to work harder to pump blood into the aorta.

Aortic Stenosis

What causes aortic stenosis?

What are the signs and symptoms of aortic stenosis?

How is aortic stenosis diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will ask about your signs and symptoms and listen to your heart. He or she will ask if you have had strep throat or rheumatic fever. Tell your provider if you have a family history of heart disease. You may also need any of the following tests:

How is aortic stenosis treated?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

How can I manage aortic stenosis?

How can I prevent aortic stenosis?

Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) or have someone call if:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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