Aortic stenosis, the most common form of valve disease, may not always have obvious symptoms (asymptomatic) or may be put down to ‘just feeling old’. Yet at the age of 70 plus, being breathless, having chest pains or feeling dizzy are not necessarily part of ageing or from smoking – they could be a sign of heart valve disease so should be checked out by a GP.
The symptoms of aortic stenosis include shortness of breath, chest tightness and / or pain, fatigue, light-headedness, dizziness, fainting and difficulty exercising.
The symptoms of mitral valve disease occur earlier, generally when patients are in their 40s and 50s, and include fatigue, short of breath and cough.
Feeling older than your age? Think HEART Valve Disease:
Having chest pain – Are you suffering from chest pain, dizziness, or experiencing palpitations?
Exercise difficulties – Are you finding it difficult to exercise and move around as easily?
Age – Are you feeling older than your age?
Respiratory difficulties – Are you feeling short of breath?
Tiredness – Are you suffering from tiredness and fatigue?
Visit your Doctor!
Our Symptoms Tracker has been developed to help people, who think they may be suffering from heart valve disease, to capture their symptom ahead of visiting their healthcare professional (HCP).
Please click here to view and print the symptoms tracker.