Dr. Oz: What is Aortic Stenosis?
Dr. Oz put a spotlight on a patient he had named Diana, a 54-year-old woman who came to the hospital with a stuck aortic valve that wouldn’t let enough blood through. She had shortness of breath that happened whenever she went up the stairs. Dr. Oz explained that her aortic valve didn’t open all the way or close all the way. It was just in the way. It made the heart work harder than it should have to work. As a result, the mitral valve in her heart was leaking. Dr. Oz said that she should have surgery right away because she had dizziness and shortness of breath. This is because it’s a serious health risk that could kill her. He said he would recommend the surgery within a month.