Diagnosed With Aeortic Valve Stenois? Get Treatment in Tampa, Florida

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: February 10, 2020

Tampa Florida Aeortic Valve Stenois

Aortic Valve Stenosis Defined

Aortic valve stenosis is a heart valve disease. It is the most common valve disease in the United States. It involves the narrowing of the aortic heart valve, which connects the left ventricle to the aorta. Narrowing results in a reduction of the volume of blood pumped to the body. It may also cause blood to back up into the lungs.

The Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made by way of an echocardiogram reading (ultrasound of the heart) combined with physical symptoms. A stress test and lab work may also be needed.

The Symptoms

Aortic valve stenosis presents in three symptoms.

  1. Loss of consciousness due to reduced blood flow to the brain
  2. Angina (heart pains) due to reduced blood flow to the heart
  3. Shortness of breath with exertion (congestive heart failure)


Treatment Options

Once diagnosed with Aortic valve stenosis, the physicians at Tampa Cardiovascular Associates will discuss with you the different modalities available. In most patients, once symptoms are present, the replacement of this valve is recommended.

Valve Replacement

The repair can be accomplished in two ways. Surgically or in a minimally invasive procedure.

The physicians at Tampa Cardiovascular Associates perform the minimally invasive methods of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve implantation(TAVI), which have gained traction over the past few years due to their less invasive nature. Our doctors will evaluate you thoroughly to determine if you are a candidate.

If you are in the Tampa, Florida area and suspect you may have Aortic Valve Stenosis or another heart-related issue we invite you to give our office a call and make an appointment to come and discuss your health and what is going on with you with our physicians. We will do a thorough consultation including any testing needed and layout for you the best path of treatment that will lead to your most optimal state of wellness.

Give our office a call today at 813-975-2800 or visit us online to learn more about our practice by going to www.tampacardio.com.

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: 10/02/2020

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