I’m fairly positive about my aortic valve diagnosis and future operation but I have down days and down nights and currently having one of those.
I just keep worrying about this dangerous 2 year guideline for when symptoms start. My measurements appear to indicate moderate stenosis and I’m tokd that once you get symptoms at Severe stage, then that is when the 2 years starts.
I have no symptoms as such other than shortness of breath. But I’ve had shortness of breath for 3 years. Nothing else. No pain, no fainting. However I did used to have problems breathing when laying down about 2 years ago and I’ve got over that.
So I feel very well and I use an asthma pump preventer which has improved my shortness of breath a lot.
Can you have shortness of breath without havingvsevere stenosis and yet that 2 year mortality rate not start yet?
Sorry if I’m sounding confused. I was diagnosed severe last year but it was a mistake. Valve size and velocity changed with this recent measurement leading to moderate diagnosis and I know it can’t improve.