Aortic Valve Stenosis Aortic valve stenosis occurs when the aortic valve begins to stiffen and restrict blood flow through it from the left ventricle to the body. Congenital (hereditary) aortic stenosis can occur creating problems in infancy or in later life. Symptoms include breathlessness, fainting episodes (syncope) and palpitations. Find out more about the Aortic Stenosis treatments available.
Aortic Valve Regurgitation is where the aortic valve leaks when the left ventricle relaxes, where in a healthy heart it should close to prevent blood travelling back into the left ventricle. Most cases are due to a weakness in the main outflow of the heart leading to dilatation of the ring or “annulus” of the aortic valve, with symptoms including severe shortness of breath and ankle swelling. Find out more on the Aortic Valve Regurgitation treatments available.
We want our patients to be as fully informed as possible, that’s why our knowledge hub provides further information relating to many of the conditions and treatments we provide here at The Keyhole Heart Clinic. Whether you need helpful advice on the various symptoms of heart disease, or you have upcoming surgery and you want to know more about what to expect and how to prepare, our knowledge hub aims to provide helpful insight in between any appointments or consultations you may have with us.
Diseases of the heart are often diagnosed once they have created problems, and increasingly doctors are recognising that early diagnosis can often prevent the secondary effects of latent cardiac problems.