Medication For Aortic Valve Disease
Medications may provide symptomatic relief of aortic valve disease but will not reverse or correct the disease. Medication cannot stop a leaking valve (regurgitation) and cannot loosen a narrowed valve (stenosis).
Your doctor may prescribe medication to lower your blood pressure, control your heart rate or rhythm, rid your body of excess fluid or thin your blood.
Once aortic valve disease becomes severe, surgical repair or replacement of the valve or a transcatheter heart valve procedure can be the most effective treatment to avoid the onset of heart failure.
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial HospitalGalter Pavilion, Nineteenth Floor, Suite 100675 N. Saint Clair St.Chicago, IL 60611placePhone 312.NM.HEART (664.3278)
The Center for Heart Valve Disease team is available for physician-to-physician consultation regarding best patient care. Please contact the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 312.NM.HEART (664.3278).