Get the tests you need to monitor your health. You
will need to have an
echocardiogram every 6 months to 1 year for severe
stenosis and every 1 to 5 years for mild to moderate stenosis.1
Be active, but you might need to avoid strenuous exercise. Physical activity is good for your overall health. But the type of
exercise that is appropriate varies depending on how severe your
aortic valve stenosis is. If you have mild stenosis, you will not need to restrict your level
or type of physical exercise. But if you have severe stenosis, you should avoid strenuous activities such as
weight lifting or running. Talk with your doctor about what kinds of exercise are safe for you.
If you have symptoms
Decide on treatment. After symptoms of stenosis
appear, you'll need to decide whether to have valve replacement surgery. For more information, see Surgery.