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Aortic Stenosis for Patients

Written by Dr Iqbal Malik, Consultant Cardiologist

If you want a quick understanding of aortic stenosis – narrowing of the outflow valve of the heart- and the treatments available, read on. This leaflet from one of the valve manufacturers is clear.

Options:

  1. Medical therapy- only palliative
  2. Balloon valvuloplasty – might help but does not last
  3. TAVI- increasingly seen as an alternative to surgery in patients over 70
  4. Open heart surgery with aortic valve replacement (sAVR)

The best choice for you will need to be made after careful assessment by the Heart Team. We have a wealth of experience in assessing and more importantly performing the procedures.

Written by Dr Iqbal Malik