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NorthernHeart, Board Certified MD
Category: Cardiology
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Experience:  Internal Medicine, Gen Cardiology, Nuclear Card, Echocard
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I am 72 years old living in the Uk. Was diagnosed three years

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I am 72 years old living in the Uk. Was diagnosed three years ago with mild/moderate aortic stenosis. First echo and second echo year later were much the same. However recent echo 18 months later has shown a rapid deterioration.
Peak Vel m/sec 2.4 - now 3.6
Peak Grad mmHg 23 - now 51
Mean Peak Gead mmHg 15 - now 25
Valve area 1.5 - now 0.9
No symptoms except for feeling tired easily and the isolated chest pain.
This has frightened me greatly as, looking on the internet, it says this rapidity has a poor prognosis.
I am awaiting to see a cardiologist under the NHS service but finding waiting difficult.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
How long before you get to see a cardiologist?