Research Update: Early Surgery for Aortic Stenosis Patients That Have No Symptoms
Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: February 15, 2023
I just received a great question from Carrie about timing aortic stenosis surgery for patients who do not have symptoms. In her email, Carrie asked me, “I’m 75 years old. I was diagnosed with aortic stenosis five years ago. I’m in the ‘waiting room’ and starting to dial down my life. Not fun! My cardiologist still thinks that I don’t have symptoms. What is the latest research on timing aortic stenosis surgery for patients who are mildly symptomatic or asymptomatic?”
To answer Carrie’s questions, I interviewed Dr. Joanna Chikwe, the Chair of Cardiac Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, who has successfully operated on many patients in our community.
Many thanks to Dr. Joanna Chikwe for educating our patient community about the early surgery for aortic stenosis patients that do not have symptoms.
Keep on tickin!