Your aortic stenosis treatment options
Taking the next step to find out about aortic stenosis treatment may feel overwhelming, but it is important to talk to your doctor about the options available to you.
You should see your doctor as soon as you think you have symptoms. Once your aortic stenosis becomes severe and you start to have symptoms, immediate treatment is important. Your doctor may recommend balloon valvuloplasty (BAV) to relieve symptoms of severe aortic stenosis. However, it is not a lasting solution as the valve will eventually narrow again.1
The only effective way to treat severe aortic stenosis is by replacing your heart valve. This can be done through transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) or open heart surgery.1
Your doctor will request several tests to determine the best treatment for you. Once your doctor has determined you need aortic valve replacement, they may refer you to a Heart Team at a specialised Heart Centre who can evaluate you for all your treatment options.1
There are two ways to replace your aortic valve: TAVI and open heart surgery. Learn more about the TAVI procedure now.
Baumgartner H, Falk V, Bax JJ et al. 2017 ESC/EACTS Guidelines for the management of valvular heart disease: The Task Force for the Management of Valvular Heart Disease of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). Eur Heart J. 2017; 38:2739–91.