Aortic Stenosis is diagnosed using an echocardiogram
This technique uses sound waves to allow the cardiologist to see the heart in real time. As the internal workings of the heart can be seen, the cardiologist is able to establish how well the heart chambers and heart valves are functioning – and in the case of an aortic stenosis diagnosis, it will be apparent that the aortic valve is not functioning correctly.
The test is non-invasive. A sensor is placed firmly on your chest and connected to the echocardiogram equipment. As the sensor is moved around the chest, the sound waves are focused on the heart and an image of the heart can be seen.
The test is essential to determine whether your symptoms are caused by coronary heart disease or aortic stenosis.
Aortic Stenosis is a very specific condition and must be
diagnosed by a cardiologist
They will advise you on your options for treatment. In the first instance, you should see your GP or make an appointment to see a cardiologist.