Aortic Valve Stenosis - When to Call a Doctor Call your doctor immediately if you have any of the symptoms of aortic valve stenosis, such as: Chest pain or pressure. Fainting. Shortness of breath. Palpitations (feeling like your heart is pounding or racing). Who to see Your family doctor may diagnose aortic valve stenosis during a routine checkup. Other health professionals who also may discover aortic valve stenosis during a physical exam include: Nurse practitioners. Internists. Physician assistants. Cardiologists.