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My main symptom is fatigue. I run out of steam much earlier in the day than I used to, and I am a little short of breath after climbing a flight of stairs. I thought that was just a sign of getting old. Nothing dramatic. I was shocked to learn I have severe stenosis.

I have prior experience with Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. I have total confidence in them. When the local cardiologist started talking about surgery, I knew that my best choice would be Mayo.

I will ask the surgeon about delaying surgery until my symptoms worsen, or if it is better to take care of it now.

Best of luck to you, Teresa. These decisions are not easy. We just have to get all the information we can, weigh the odds, and make an informed decision. Putting all our faith and confidence in the hands of other people is difficult!

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@karen1945 Hi! I’m new to the worry about aortic valve replacement. I have known that I have had mild aortic stenosis, but I have not worried about it until now. This year I was told I have moderate aortic stenosis- explains unusual fatigue and shortness of breath. The cardiologist pointed out that it will only get worse and explained that I can have TAVR when it’s time.
I know it’s childish but I’m angry to have another worry! I’d like to start up tennis again now after a pandemic year off. Will have to start slowly.
I also like Mayo in Jacksonville.