Aortic Valve Disease
When the valve between the lower heart chamber and the main artery to the body doesn’t open and close properly, you have aortic valve disease.
There are different types of valve problems and they are diagnosed based on the condition and functioning of the valve. Aortic regurgitation, aortic stenosis, and bicuspid aortic valve are examples.
Aortic valve stenosis (AS) is a narrowing of your heart’s aortic valve, due to a congenital heart defect or damage by calcium or scarring.