Aortic Valve Stenosis (cont.)
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When to Call a Doctor
Call your doctor immediately if you have any of the symptoms of aortic valve stenosis, such as:
Who to see
Exams and Tests
A physical exam and review of your medical history are important first steps in diagnosing aortic valve stenosis. If you have stenosis but no symptoms, your doctor will likely find the condition during a routine exam or a checkup for another health problem. A distinctive heart murmur is usually the first clue that leads a doctor to suspect aortic valve stenosis.
During the physical exam, the doctor will:
An echocardiogram (echo) can confirm your symptoms and tell your doctor how severe stenosis is, how well your left ventricle is working, and whether there are problems with other valves.
It's also an important test to help monitor aortic valve stenosis over time.
Other tests for aortic valve stenosis
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