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

Untreated aortic stenosis may lead to episodes of fainting or episodes loss of consciouness1 This can be due to a decreased cardiac output due to a a narrowed aortic valve which can lead to , reducing blood flow to the brain causing these events to occur, often whilst exercising.

These may result in serious injuries that can lead to hopsitalisation. This is a serious symptoms that should not be ignored as there may be other structural changes to the heart that can be the cause of these episodes. Please see your local doctor if these events are happening to you or a loved one.

Reference- https://www.msdmanuals.com/en-au/professional/cardiovascular-disorders/valvular-disorders/aortic-stenosis