You may have questions about diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment options for aortic stenosis. Explore our frequently asked questions below and get the information you need to take control of your health.
What is heart valve disease?
What is aortic stenosis?
What causes aortic stenosis?
What is severe aortic stenosis?
What is severe symptomatic aortic stenosis?
What are the symptoms of severe aortic stenosis?
How serious is severe aortic stenosis (also known as severe aortic valve stenosis)?
How is aortic stenosis diagnosed?
What are the treatment options for aortic stenosis?
What is TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)?
What are the different approaches used to perform TAVR?
Does my heart have to be stopped for TAVR?
How could I benefit from a transcatheter valve replacement?
How long is the TAVR procedure?
What is TAVI, and is it different from TAVR?
How long have TAVR procedures been performed?
How many people have had the TAVR procedure?
Are there different types of transcatheter heart valves and can I ask for a specific valve?
Does my insurance cover TAVR and do I need a referral?
What are the potential risks or complications of TAVR?
How do I know if TAVR is right for me?
What tests will my doctor perform to determine if TAVR is right for me?
Is TAVR only for people who are too sick or for whom surgery is too risky?
How can I get evaluated for TAVR?
What is a Heart Team?
What is a Valve Clinic Coordinator (VCC)?
What if my doctor doesn’t know about TAVR or perform TAVR?
What if my doctor does not think I am a good candidate for TAVR?
What should I expect directly after my TAVR procedure?
How long will I be in the hospital for my TAVR procedure?
What does life after TAVR look like?
How long does a transcatheter heart valve last?
What is open heart surgery?
How is open heart surgery performed?
How long does it take to recover from open heart surgery?
What are the potential risks or complications of open heart surgery?
Are there resources available to better understand aortic stenosis and treatment options?
How can I connect with other patients like me to learn about their TAVR journeys?
Are there support groups or other helpful websites I can visit for more information?
How can I find a TAVR Hospital near me?