Heartbeat: Atrial Stenosis and your health

Heartbeat

BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC 33/FOX 44)

In this week’s Heartbeat Report, we take a closer look at heart valve disease, specifically stenoses. That’s when for one reason or other, the flaps in one or more of the valves in your heart don’t open as easily as they should. Though patients may not even know it’s happening, when it does, experts say, your heart has to work much harder to pump the blood to get it where it needs to go.

The good news is, the symptoms are often obvious…and can include chest pain, fatigue, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and/or fainting.

For more information on Structural heart disorders and the treatments available through the Cardiovascular Institute of the South’s Structural Heart Program, just visit the CIS website, by clicking here.

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