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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for the appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved on with aortic stenosis?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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Most important questions to ask about Aortic Stenosis

Top 10 Questions about Aortic Stenosis

  1. What are the symptoms of aortic stenosis?
  2. What is aortic stenosis and what causes it?
  3. How does aortic stenosis affect my heart?
  4. How will aortic stenosis affect my daily life and activities?
  5. What are the warning signs that I need to contact you or seek medical care right away?
  6. What are my treatment options for aortic stenosis?
  7. What lifestyle changes do I need to make to reduce the risk of complications?
  8. How will we know if it's time to repair or replace my valve?
  9. Am I a good candidate for minimally invasive procedures, such as TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement?)
  10. What medicines, including over-the-counter drugs, should I stop or avoid due to my aortic stenosis?
  1. What are the symptoms of aortic stenosis?
  2. Could my symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  3. What tests will I need to see if my symptoms are due to aortic stenosis?
  4. Will I need to see a cardiologist for a diagnosis?
  5. What is aortic stenosis and what causes it?
  6. How does aortic stenosis affect my heart?
  7. How severe is my aortic stenosis?
  8. How will aortic stenosis affect my daily life and activities?
  9. What kinds of exercises are safe for me?
  10. What health checks do I need to do at home?
  11. What are the warning signs that I need to contact you or seek medical care right away?
  12. What is the best way to contact you during and after office hours?
  13. What are my treatment options for aortic stenosis?
  14. What lifestyle changes do I need to make to reduce the risk of complications?
  15. What are the best strategies for staying motivated and not slipping back into old habits?
  16. How will we know if it's time to repair or replace my valve?
  17. Am I a good candidate for minimally invasive procedures, such as TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement?)
  18. When would you recommend open heart surgery?
  19. Why aren't medicines an option to treat aortic stenosis?
  20. What medicines, including over-the-counter drugs, should I stop or avoid due to my aortic stenosis?

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Top 10 Questions about Aortic Stenosis

  1. What are the symptoms of aortic stenosis?
  2. What is aortic stenosis and what causes it?
  3. How does aortic stenosis affect my heart?
  4. How will aortic stenosis affect my daily life and activities?
  5. What are the warning signs that I need to contact you or seek medical care right away?
  6. What are my treatment options for aortic stenosis?
  7. What lifestyle changes do I need to make to reduce the risk of complications?
  8. How will we know if it's time to repair or replace my valve?
  9. Am I a good candidate for minimally invasive procedures, such as TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement?)
  10. What medicines, including over-the-counter drugs, should I stop or avoid due to my aortic stenosis?

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS; Sarah Lewis, PharmD. Last Annual Review Date: April 4, 2017 Copyright: © Copyright 2017 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

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