Aortic valve disease is a heart related disorder concerning one of the four valves of the heart. The valve helps in regulating and maintaining proper blood flow to and fro from the heart. The common symptoms of aortic valve disease are shortness of breath, chronic chest pain, swelling in the ankles, fatigue, fast pulse and such others. In severe cases, aortic valve disorder leads to heart failure or permanent damage of the valve, which requires a valve replacement.
HOW IS AORTIC VALVE DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
The heart of a woman works harder when she is pregnant. So, pregnant women face a higher risk of being exposed to aortic valve disease.