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.

Serial testing and physician counseling to carefully monitor symptoms will help determine the optimal time for heart valve surgery or a transcatheter heart valve procedure.

Locations Performing this Treatment

Contact Us

For more information regarding aortic valve disease or to obtain a consultation or second opinion, please contact the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 312.NM.HEART (664.3278).

Clinical Trials
For information regarding clinical trials related to aortic valve disease, please visit the Clinical Trials Unit of Northwestern, send an email or call 312.926.4000.

Referring Physicians
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).