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.

Dizziness or Syncope

Aortic stenosis can lead to a reduction in cardiac out, and may lead to symptoms such as dizzibess or syncope (fainting). This can be a serious health issue as peole can faint and injure themselves when they fall. This may be due to the narrowing of the aortic valve, which cen reduce the amount of blood that reaches the brain, leading to people fainting. This is a serious symptom and patients shoudl seek medical attention if they have these symptoms.