Aortic valve stenosis (AS) is a disease which occurs due to the narrowing of aortic valve opening. This results in decreased blood flow to the heart. The aortic valve is located between the left ventricle of the heart and the aorta (the largest artery in the body), and helps to circulate the entire blood to the systemic circulation. Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease in the Western World.
Symptoms related to aortic stenosis depend on the degree of valve stenosis. Most people with mild to moderate aortic stenosis are asymptomatic. Symptoms usually present in individuals with severe aortic stenosis, though they may occur in those with mild to moderate aortic stenosis as well. The t symptoms of aortic stenosis are fainting, anginal chest pain and shortness of breath, In severe cases it may also lead to heart failure. You can read specific information on silent heart attacks, consequences of cholesterol and awareness on chronic heart disease.