Just over three years ago I was diagnosed with a bicuspid aortic valve with stenosis in the mild to severe range and very slight regurgitation.
I have been on 1.25mg Bisoprolol to reduce my blood pressure and to ease heart palpitations, and overall everything has been good. I have tried to exercise by doing Parkrun but it seems to leave me feeling poorly afterwards, when all my life I have been very active. So the only real exercise I get now is making myself walk to and from work everyday (2.5 Miles each way) and going for walks at the weekends.
I am aware that I am going to deteriorate over time, I feel that I have already marginally. I am also aware that I could potentially have many years left before any action needs to be taken and I have taken comfort in peoples words on here on how they just get on with life.
My question is to people who may have had a valve replacement/aortic stenosis. How did you get before your operation? How did you feel/symptoms and how did it affect you? Was it through a regular screening that they decided to operate or was it something else?