Aortic valve disease is a condition in which the valve between the left ventricle and the aorta doesn’t work properly. Aortic valve disease may be a condition present at birth, or it may result from other causes.
The most common types of aortic valve disease include:
Some people with aortic valve disease may not experience symptoms for many years. Signs and symptoms may include:
To diagnose aortic valve disease, a physician at Deborah Heart and Lung Center may review the patient’s signs and symptoms, discuss medical history, and conduct a physical examination. The doctor may listen to the heart with a stethoscope to detect a heart murmur that may indicate an aortic valve condition.
The following tests may be ordered:
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