Features November 2006 Issue

Ask the Doctor: How Can I Protect My Aortic Valve?

Q: I have aortic valve stenosis (“moderate to severe,” according to my cardiologist) and have been advised to watch out for and report any chest pain, shortness of breath and dizziness. I take a beta blocker daily. Is there anything else I can do as I wait for a valve-replacement procedure? — A reader …

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