Signs and symptoms of aortic valve stenosis include
Other associated symptoms and signs can include
- feeling dizzy or lightheaded,
- swollen ankles or feet due to heart failure,
- difficulty walking short distances, or
- a decline in activity level or reduced ability to do normal activities.
Causes of aortic valve stenosis
Aortic valve stenosis can be congenital (present at birth). Scarring due to rheumatic fever or other conditions may also cause aortic valve stenosis. It can also arise due to wear and tear on the valve in elderly people.
Other aortic valve stenosis symptoms and signs
- Chest Pain
- Decline in Activity Level or Reduced Ability to do Normal Activities
- Difficulty Walking Short Distances
- Feeling Dizzy or Lightheaded
- Swollen Ankles or Feet Due to Heart Failure
- Trouble Breathing or Shortness of Breath
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