Aortic stenosis is a progressive condition characterised by thickening and reduced mobility of the aortic cusps, eventually leading to marked restriction of blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta.
Most people have 3 aortic cusps, but there are several variations in this, the most common being a ‘bicuspid’ aortic valve which affects about 1% of the population – this results in only 2 cusps, and accelerated valve dysfunction, which can be in the form of narrowing (stenosis) or a leaf (regurgitation)
Progressive exertional breathlessness is the most common symptom. In advanced cases patients can experience chest tightness, exertional syncope (black outs with exercise) and heart failure
Cardiology Tasmania has 6 specialist centres located in Derwent Park, Huonville, Oatland, Swansea, Rokeby, and Sorell. As well as our fixed locations, our cardiology specialists and consultants travel to regional and remote areas to ensure all patients have access to cardiology services regardless of where they live.
Northcare Health Centre, 254 Main Road, Derwent Park, TAS
Swansea General Practice, 37 Wellington Street, Swansea, TAS
Healthology Rokeby, 46 S Arm Rd, Rokeby, TAS
Sorell Doctors Surgery, 31 Gordon Street, TAS