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What can be done for severe degenerative aortic valve stenosis?

Replacement of valve. Surgical replacement of aortic valve is the standard of care. No medicines can relieve the blockage. More recently percutaneous valve replacement has become available for patients who are at a high risk from surgery for aortic valve replacement. This procedure can be performed with a catheter through the groin, but carries its own complicaitons and risks. Read more...
Replace. Need full history and details, but if severe, valve replacement is the therapy of choice with good results, long term! Read more...

I was just diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis. What's my next step?

Depends. On how severe it is and the overall heart function. Frequentlyit is followed by echocardiograms unless symptoms of chest pain, heart failure or syncope occur. If these occur surgery is usually the best treatment option. Read more...
How severe. What is the aortic valve area, your body surface area, aortic valve gradient, tricuspid or bicuspid, if bicuspid what is the diameter of the ascending aorta. Do you have marfan's, ehrles-danlos or collagen disorder. Is there a hypotensive response to excersise. Without all those answers can not advise. Read more...