Aortic Stenosis, am I at risk?

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Aortic Stenosis is a common condition

Aortic Stenosis is a common condition, often seen in 1 in 8 people over the age of 751. Many of the symptoms can be confused with “getting old”, but without identification and treatment, nearly 1 in 2 people with severe Aortic Stenosis may not survive2.

It is estimated that only 1patient in 3 with severe Aortic Stenosis is referred for treatment3.

1 - hope for hearts 2- Otto, C. VALVE DISEASE: Timing of aortic valve surgery. Heart. 2000;84(2):211-218 3 - aortic stenosis

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Signs and symptoms of Aortic Stenosis may include

Patient Stories

Many patients have untreated severe aortic stenosis and may not be aware they have the condition.1

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Treatment options for Aortic Stenosis include

Once a patient is diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis, they may be referred to a Cardiac surgeon or a Cardiologist. The treatment plan for each patient uses an individualised approach and will consider age, medical condition and other factors. This is most often done in consultation with a heart team, who are a team of medical and allied health professionals with experience in managing this condition. The team may also include:

  • Cardiologists
  • Cardiac Surgeons
  • Cardiac Anaesthetists
  • Geriatrician/ Rehabilitation specialists1
  • Registered Nurses
Reference -1  accredited heart team

Balloon Valvuloplasty

A small balloon is inserted into the native Aortic Valve (via the femoral artery)and inflated to attempt to increase the size of the diseased valve. This is not considered permanent therapy and may only relieve symptoms temporarily Reference -   treatment-options/

Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR)

A Cardiac surgeon will replace the diseased valve with either a mechanical or tissue valve (made from cow or pig tissue). This may be performed as an open heart procedure or using a minimally invasive surgical approach. The new surgical Aortic valve begins working immediately. Reference -   open-heart-surgery/

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation/ Replacement (TAVI/R)

a catheter is inserted (via the femoral artery) into the heart and a stent-like tissue valve is placed within the native Aortic valve, squeezing the diseased valve open and allowing the new valve to operate as new, relieving symptoms. reference -   tavi-procedure

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