You should tell your doctor as soon as you think you have symptoms. Once your aortic stenosis becomes severe, and you begin to have symptoms, getting treated immediately is important. Severe aortic stenosis can be treated by replacing your aortic heart valve. One way this can be done is through surgical aortic valve replacement.
Surgical aortic valve replacement is a type of surgery that is performed to replace a diseased aortic valve. It is performed through an incision in the chest and which completely remove the disease aortic valve and insert a new valve.
Open heart surgery is a very common, well-established procedure. More than 250,000 surgical valve procedures are performed across the world each year.1