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What are common early warning signs of mild aortic stenosis?

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The most common early warning signs are:

  • Needing to make more effort than usual during a physical activity
  • Feeling tired all the time
  • A child or infant with the condition could also have chest pain after a lot of activity.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “Problem: Aortic Valve Stenosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Aortic valve stenosis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Aortic Valve Surgery.”

Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education: “Aortic Valve Disease.”

Heart : "Editorial: The difficulties in assessing patients with moderate aortic stenosis.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Heart Murmur.”

St. Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: “Aortic Valve Stenosis (Narrowing of the heart valve) Patient information leaflet.”

Columbia University Department of Surgery: “Aortic Valve Disease.”

American Family Physician : “Aortic Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on May 20, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “Problem: Aortic Valve Stenosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Aortic valve stenosis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Aortic Valve Surgery.”

Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education: “Aortic Valve Disease.”

Heart : "Editorial: The difficulties in assessing patients with moderate aortic stenosis.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Heart Murmur.”

St. Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: “Aortic Valve Stenosis (Narrowing of the heart valve) Patient information leaflet.”

Columbia University Department of Surgery: “Aortic Valve Disease.”

American Family Physician : “Aortic Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on May 20, 2019

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