Your Heart Health Remains Critical in the Time of COVID-19
We understand that these are evolving and uncertain times that may be causing you frustration and anxiety. You can take control and stay engaged and active in the management of your severe aortic stenosis by monitoring your symptoms and proactively speaking to your doctor to address any concerns.
Taking Care of Your Severe Aortic Stenosis Remains Critical1
Due to COVID-19, you may feel anxious or concerned to follow-up with your doctor or attend your scheduled medical appointments for your severe aortic stenosis2.
If you have been referred for further evaluation or for an aortic valve replacement (AVR), maintaining these appointments is essential2. Talk to your physician about your surgery or procedure including any questions you may have about your risks and COVID-19. Your physician will be able to answer your questions and share any particular precautions they are taking for your procedure with regards to COVID-19
Monitor your symptoms and contact your doctor if your symptoms start to worsen
Continue to actively monitor changes in your heart health, including your aortic stenosis symptoms and contact your doctor if they begin to worsen.
Use Your Aortic Stenosis Symptom Tracker to record your symptoms to discuss with your doctor at your next medical appointment. Maintaining your scheduled appointments is essential.2
- Arturo Giordano, Management of Structural Heart Disease and Acute Coronary Syndromes in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2020, Current Atherosclerosis Reports (2020) 22:29, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11883-020-00849-5
- Bhattacharyya S, Lloyd G. Mortality whilst waiting for intervention in symptomatic severe aortic stenosis. European Heart Journal – Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes 2020; 6, (1): 89–90