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What is the risk of having severe aortic stenosis?

Patients with severe aortic stenosis can be at risk if they're also experiencing chest pain, congestive heart failure and syncope.

Dr. Joseph E. Bavaria, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Eventually, your heart will get weaker, increasing your risk of heart failure. Severe aortic stenosis is a very serious problem. Without aortic valve replacement, 50 percent of patients will not survive more than an average of 2 years after they start having symptoms.

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