Sometimes symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain and fatigue can be more than just signs of getting older. They could be an indication of heart valve disease. The most common type of heart valve disease in the elderly is aortic stenosis. It is a progressive disease, which means it will get worse over time and this can be life-threatening. Learn more about heart valve disease and aortic stenosis so you can talk to your doctor about your symptoms.
Explore treatment options for severe aortic stenosis
In the past, people suffering from severe aortic stenosis had limited options to replace an unhealthy aortic valve. But now, there are more treatment options, including transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and open heart surgery. Explore all of your treatment options.