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Frequently asked questions

Have questions about aortic stenosis, also known as heart valve disease? We have answers.

Discover how to live life on your terms. Start by getting answers to your questions about diagnosis and treatment options once your heart valve disease becomes severe and you experience symptoms, which is also known as heart valve failure. Explore our frequently asked questions below and get the information you need to take control of your future.

About heart valve disease and aortic stenosis

Diagnosis and treatment of aortic stenosis

Getting a treatment evaluation

About transcatheter aortic valve implementation (TAVI)

About open heart surgery

Patient resources for aortic stenosis and treatment options

Recovery from TAVI/TAVR

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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.