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What happens if severe aortic stenosis isn't treated?

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If left untreated, severe aortic stenosis can lead to heart failure. Intense fatigue, shortness of breath, and swelling of your ankles and feet are all signs of this. It can also lead to heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) and even sudden cardiac death.

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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