Common symptoms of Aortic Stenosis

Many of the symptoms and signs of Aortic Stenosis may be incorrectly attributed to the normal ageing process. It is this common misconception that keeps patients from discussing these symptoms with their families and Doctors. It is important to ensure that anyone with these symptoms should be referred to their local Doctor for assessment

If left untreated, patients with Aortic Stenosis can have a significant reduction in life span, with approx 1 patient in 2 with severe untreated Aortic stenosis, not surviving 2 years.

Chest Pain

Chest pain is a common symptom assosciated with aortic stenosis. This may occur when people are exerting themselves walking, cleaning etc. When the heart rate increases to perform activities, the heart requires more oxygen. Aortic stenosis can cause a narrowed aortic opening, reducing the amount of blood ejected. This can lead to chest pain when people are active.