Aortic stenosis is one of the most common and most serious valve disease problems. Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. Aortic stenosis restricts the blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta and may also affect the pressure in the left atrium.
Symptoms of aortic stenosis may include :
- Chest pain (angina), pressure or tightness
- Fainting, also called syncope
- Palpitations or a feeling of heavy, pounding, or noticeable heartbeats
- Decline in activity level or reduced ability to do normal activities requiring mild exertion
- Heart murmur
It may be important to note that the person suffering from AS may not complain of symptoms. However, if family members notice a decline in routine physical activities or significant fatigue, it is worth a visit to your healthcare provider to check for the possibility of reduced heart function.