The aortic valve controls the opening between the left ventricle (lower heart chamber) and the main artery to the body (the aorta). With aortic valve disease, this valve does not open and close the way it should with each heartbeat.
People may experience one of several types of aortic valve disease:
Aurora Health Care is a leader in the region in treating aortic valve disease . We offer sophisticated, minimally invasive procedures to treat aortic valve disease very effectively, with the fastest recovery times.
Find out more about other types of heart valve disease:
The most common symptom of heart valve disease is an unusual heartbeat or a heart murmur.
Other symptoms include:
Some people are born with heart valve disease (called congenital heart valve disease). Others develop aortic valve disease later, usually because of a health problem or physical injury.
Causes of aortic valve disease include:
We have the expertise to identify all types of aortic valve disease, at any stage. Rapid diagnosis means that you can receive treatment and get back to your daily activities as quickly as possible.
Doctors rely on tests and diagnostic procedures such as:
Learn more about heart and vascular diagnosis and testing at Aurora.
Some people need only monitoring for aortic valve disease. For others, the condition becomes more serious and requires treatment.
We are one of the nation’s leaders in heart valve repair and replacement, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
Your doctor may recommend various treatments for aortic valve disease, including: