How do I know if I have aortic stenosis?

How do I know if I have aortic stenosis?

Your doctor will tell you if you have aortic stenosis. It can be diagnosed with an ultrasound test of the heart. Your doctor may order this test if your physical exam or symptoms suggest a problem.
Someone with aortic stenosis (AS) may experience all of some of the following symptoms:
  • Shortness of breath particularly during exertion
  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Heart Palpitation
  • Weakness and tiredness
  • Leg swelling
If you are experiencing these symptoms you should make an appointment with your primary care physician who can listen to your heart for a murmur.  If your physician determines you require further evaluation he/she will refer you to a specialist who can do further testing such as an echocardiogram or a CT scan to determine whether you have AS.
 

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