What is severe symptomatic aortic stenosis?

Once aortic stenosis advances to the severe stage, the deadly disease won’t wait for you to delay treatment. As the leaflets become more damaged, the opening of the aortic valve becomes more narrowed and your heart muscle gets weaker. Uncomfortable symptoms such as shortness of breath or fatigue may become more noticeable and can become life-threatening. This is called symptomatic severe aortic stenosis. It is important to tell your doctor right away if you experience symptoms or if your symptoms worsen.

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