Aortic Stenosis

Aortic valve stenosis — or aortic stenosis — occurs when the heart’s aortic valve narrows. The valve doesn’t open fully, which reduces or blocks blood flow from your heart into the main artery to your body (aorta) and the rest of your body.

Your treatment depends on the severity of your condition. You may need surgery to repair or replace the valve.

Symptoms

Aortic valve stenosis ranges from mild to severe. Signs and symptoms generally occur when narrowing of the valve is severe. Some people with aortic valve stenosis may not have symptoms for many years.

Signs and symptoms of aortic valve stenosis may include:

  • Abnormal heart sound (heart murmur) heard through a stethoscope
  • Chest pain (angina) or tightness with activity
  • Feeling faint or dizzy or fainting with activity
  • Shortness of breath, especially when you have been active
  • Fatigue, especially during times of increased activity
  • Rapid, fluttering heartbeat (palpitations)
  • Not eating enough (mainly in children with aortic valve stenosis)
  • Not gaining enough weight (mainly in children with aortic valve stenosis)

OUR SERVICES

Our all-encompassing health care services ensure you receive the correct diagnosis and treatment for any Cardiac condition.

Aortic Stenosis

Cardiac Rehab

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Heart Arrhythmias

Heart Failure

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Structural Heart Program

Tests And Procedures

Valvular Disease

Other Conditions We Treat

Your Health Starts Here

Flexible appointments

We have three locations to serve you.

Same Day Appointments are Available. We also offer 24/7 chronic care management. 

St Mary's Cardiology Center for Health

645 N Arlington Ave
Suite 555
Reno, NV 89503

Phone: 775-770-7622

St Mary's Cardiology Northwest

6255 Sharlands Avenue
Reno, NV 89523

Phone: 775-770-7622

St Mary's Cardiology Galena

18653 Wedge Parkway
Reno, NV 89511

Phone: 775-770-7622