Does my loved one have a health issue?

Has your loved one been complaining of chest pains or breathlessness?

Do they quickly tire from daily activities which were easy for them before, such as climbing stairs or gardening?

They might have heart valve disease.

Heart valve diseases such as aortic stenosis are common among the elderly, but are also treatable.1,2

Take your loved on to get a heart check-up as soon as possible.

Learn more about heart valve diseases
Does my loved one have a health issue?

Watch Margaret as she shares her aortic stenosis journey and how fortunate she feels now.

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I am worried about my loved one’s aortic stenosis.

It is normal to be concerned about your loved one’s health.

It may be reassuring to you and your loved one to know that aortic stenosis is treatable.2

However, it can also worsen without timely treatment.2,3

Talk to their doctor to understand how to manage their aortic stenosis.

Learn more about aortic stenosis
I am worried about my loved one’s aortic stenosis

How can my loved one’s severe aortic stenosis be treated?

Severe aortic stenosis can be treated by replacing their aortic valve.

There are two ways to do this:4


Surgical aortic valve replacement by open heart surgery



TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation), a minimally invasive procedure


Talk to your loved one’s doctor to learn more about the
benefits and risks of severe aortic stenosis treatments.

Does my loved one need surgery or TAVI?

My love ones needs to undergo a procedure. How can I support them?

You can support them during this time by:


Helping them prepare for the procedure, per their doctor’s advice


Accompanying them to the hospital


Ensuring they have necessary personal items during their hospital stay


Seeking their doctor’s advice on their post-discharge diet, activity level, medications, and follow-up appointments


Developing a recovery plan with their doctor


Aiding them during their recovery period

Talk to your loved one’s doctor about how you can support them
during their treatment journey.

Guide for talking to the doctor Learn more about post-TAVI recovery
Symptoms of aortic stenosis are often dismissed by patients as signs of old age.

As a caregiver, you play an important role in helping your loved one understand the importance of seeking treatment early.

Unless treated, only 1 in 2 people with severe aortic stenosis
will survive longer than 2 years.

Talk to your loved one about getting their
heart checked today.

Get info kit for more information Tips on talking to the doctor

1. Osnabrugge RLJ, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2013;62:1002–1012.
2. American Heart Association. Aortic Stenosis Overview. Available at: Accessed 2 August 2023.
3. Cleveland Clinic. Aortic Valve Stenosis. Available at: Accessed 2 August 2023.
4. British Heart Foundation. TAVI (Transcatheter aortic valve implantation). Available at: Accessed 2 August 2023.
5. Otto CM. Heart 2000;84:211–218.