Citrus Memorial Hospital March 16, 2019

About one in eight people over 75 have a degenerative condition known as aortic stenosis, which is a deterioration and partial closing of the valve between the heart and the large blood vessel called the aorta that carries freshly oxygenated blood to the body.

The condition does not always cause symptoms, but when it becomes severe, it can cause a variety of symptoms including fatigue, inability to exercise, fainting, chest tightening and shortness of breath.

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