Specialist expertise: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Coronary Artery Disease, Exercise Intolerance, Cardiac CT, Complex Coronary Intervention.
Aortic stenosis is a condition of the heart where the aortic valve is narrower than it should be and as a result the valve moves less freely. The heart has to work harder contracting to push blood through the valve. The harder the heart contracts, the more the heart muscles thicken, becoming less efficient at pumping blood through the heart and around the body.
In most common cases the tightness occurs at the valve itself, but can also be above the valve or below the valve.