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Does my loved one have a health issue?

  • Has your loved one been complaining of chest pains or breathlessness?
  • Do they quickly tire from daily activities which were easy for them before, such as climbing stairs or gardening?
  • They might have heart valve disease.
  • Heart valve diseases such as aortic stenosis are common among the elderly, but are also treatable.1,2

Take your loved one to get a heart check-up as soon as possible.

I am worried about my loved one’s aortic stenosis.

  • It is normal to be concerned about your loved one’s health.
  • It may be reassuring to you and your loved one to know that aortic stenosis is treatable.2
  • However, it can also worsen without timely treatment.2,3
  • Talk to their doctor to understand how to manage their aortic stenosis.

How can my loved one's severe aortic stenosis be treated?

Severe aortic stenosis can be treated by replacing their aortic valve.

There are two ways to do this:4

Surgical aortic valve replacement by open heart surgery
Surgical aortic valve replacement by open heart surgery
Surgical aortic valve replacement by open heart surgery

                  Surgical aortic valve replacement by open heart surgery

TAVI procedure
TAVI procedure
TAVI procedure

TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation), a minimally invasive procedure

Talk to your loved one’s doctor to learn more about the benefits and risks of severe aortic
stenosis treatments.

My love ones needs to undergo a procedure.  How can I support them?

You can support them during this time by:

  • Helping them prepare for the procedure, per their doctor’s advice
  • Ensuring they have necessary personal items during their hospital stay
  • Developing a recovery plan with their doctor
  • Accompanying them to the hospital
  • Seeking their doctor’s advice on their post-discharge diet, activity level, medications, and follow-up appointments
  • Aiding them during their recovery period

Talk to your loved one’s doctor about how you can support them

during their treatment journey.

Watch Mohammad as he shared his aortic stenosis journey and how fortunate he feels now. 

Symptoms of aortic stenosis are often dismissed by patients as signs of old age.

As a caregiver, you play an important role in helping your loved one understand the importance of seeking treatment early.

Unless treated, only 1 in 2 people with severe aortic stenosis

survive longer than 2 years.5

Do not delay getting your heart checked. Visit your doctor today.

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  1. Osnabrugge RLJ, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2013;62:1002–1012.
  2. American Heart Association. Aortic Stenosis Overview. Available at: Accessed 2 August 2023.
  3. Cleveland Clinic. Aortic Valve Stenosis. Available at: Accessed 2 August 2023.
  4. British Heart Foundation. TAVI (Transcatheter aortic valve implantation). Available at: Accessed 2 August 2023.
  5. Otto CM. Heart 2000;84:211–218.

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Other therapies or treatment options may be available and you should discuss any educational information you access online with your healthcare professional. Appropriate treatment for individuals is a matter for healthcare professionals to decide in consultation with each individual.