Hi i am 53 years old and have suffered for years with chest pain on exertion, I have seen many doctors over the years and had many tests, even been told its all in my head! After an ongoing cough 2 years ago i was sent for a chest x ray & a shadow was found on my lungs which lead to a heart scan & i was then diagnosed with a Bicuspid aortic valve with moderate to severe stenosis. Although in shock i was relieved to finally know why i had suffered for so many years. I am now under Papworth hospital & recently had a TOE which revealed the stenosis is now so severe i need a valve replacement! Im actually so terrified that i have started my anxiety off & keep thinking im going to have a heart attack at any moment. I would appreciate any advice on the surgery etc or just support to help calm my nerves.