Your aortic stenosis treatment options

Taking the next step to find out about aortic stenosis treatment may feel overwhelming, but it is important to talk to your doctor about the options available to you.

You should see your doctor as soon as you think you have symptoms. Once your aortic stenosis becomes severe and you start to have symptoms, immediate treatment is important. Your doctor may recommend balloon valvuloplasty (BAV) to relieve symptoms of severe aortic stenosis. However, it is not a lasting solution as the valve will eventually narrow again.

The only effective way to treat severe aortic stenosis is by replacing your heart valve. This can be done through transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) or open heart surgery.

There are two ways to replace your aortic valve: TAVI and open heart surgery.