The aorta is the body’s central artery that transports blood from the heart to the rest of the body. If its valve gets blocked or becomes narrow, it may not be able to fully open and direct proper blood flow from the heart to the body. This is known as aortic stenosis, and it can produce significant strain on the heart and other organs of your body. Aortic stenosis can be mild, moderate or severe and may occur in children or adults.
Corrielus Cardiology is proud to offer top quality treatment for aortic stenosis. We use a valued integrative approach to overall health and wellness, which in turn promotes better heart health and helps patients avoid cardiovascular conditions such as aortic stenosis.
Symptoms & Causes of Aortic Stenosis
Aortic stenosis is a cardiac condition that tends to develop over time. It is often a result of progressive wear and tear of the aortic valve due to age. However, aortic stenosis can also occur in patients who have an abnormal valve structure, a valve infection or rheumatic heart disease. Dr. Corrielus is exceptionally qualified to diagnose your specific cause and severity of aortic stenosis so that the most effective treatment plan can be initiated.
While aortic stenosis can be asymptomatic at first, the following symptoms can occur as the value becomes more narrowed:
- Chest pain
- Leg swelling
- Shortness of breath with exertion
- Passing out (syncope)
Treatment of Aortic Valve Stenosis
Conservative measures to treat aortic valve stenosis can involve methods that control blood pressure and improve valve function. Severe or progressed cases of aortic valve stenosis may require valve replacement. At Corrielus Cardiology, we always pursue ways to educate patients on the importance of blood pressure management and a heart healthy lifestyle. Staying on top of your health with regular checkups can help us detect aortic valve stenosis earlier and provide less invasive treatment.
If you want to learn more about aortic vale stenosis or how to prevent it, please contact us today to schedule a consultation. We are Philadelphia’s most trusted provider of integrative cardiovascular care and complete wellness.