I'm not from New York as my picture might indicate. I'm on the left coast near Seattle. In December my doc discovered I had a heart murmur and scheduled an echocardiogram for me. Much to my surprise, I discovered at 65 and with no warning, I already have severe aortic stenosis. Geez...somebody could have given me a heads up. My jet velocity is 4.57, gradient is 41, have a valve area less than 1 and I'm asymptomatic. So I've started doing my due diligence and that has led me to here. This looks like a wonderful place to figure out what is going to happen in the near future. Everyone seems so supportive and willing to share the good and the bad. They both are important to know. I'm looking forward to meeting you all. Good luck and prayers to everyone!