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.