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About Aortic Stenosis

Dr Alexander Incani

Interventional Cardiologist

It is estimated that 1 in 8 elderly Australians have Aortic Stenosis.

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Symptoms of Aortic Stenosis

Dr Karl Poon

Interventional Cardiologist

Approximately 32% of patients may be symptomatic when asked.

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Diagnosing Aortic Stenosis

Dr Alex Willson

Interventional Cardiologist

How can you help these patients? A clear sign of aortic stenosis is a heart murmur.

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Red Flags for Diagnosis

Associate Professor Martin Ng

Interventional Cardiologist

Onset of symptoms indicates a worse prognosis and is associated with approximately 50% mortality at 2 years.

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Treatment for Severe Aortic Stenosis

Associate Professor Dion Stub

Interventional Cardiologist

Aortic valve replacement is the most effective method of treating severe aortic valve disease. It involves removing the diseased valve and replacing it with an artificial valve.

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Dr Alex Willson

Interventional Cardiologist

In TAVI, a biological (tissue) valve is mounted inside a stent (a circular wire mesh).

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Our Medical Advisory Team

Dr Kim Lai is a General Practitioner, also working at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Emergency and Trauma Centre,… Read More

Dr Kim Lai

General Practitioner

Dr Sonny Palmer offers individualised care to patients with aortic stenosis through his position as clinical coordinator of the St… Read More

Dr Sonny Palmer

Interventional Cardiologist

Professor David Playford did his initial training in General Medicine followed by Cardiology at Royal Perth Hospital, and then his… Read More

Professor David Playford

Echo Cardiologist

Professor Michael Vallely is a leading cardiothoracic surgeon with clinical appointments at Macquarie University Hospital, The Mater Hospital, Chris O’Brien… Read More

Professor Michael Vallely

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Professor Victoria Brazil is an emergency medicine physician and director of simulation at the Gold Coast Health Service, and at… Read More

Professor Victoria Brazil

Director of Simulation

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