Category Archives: Symptoms of heart valve disease

Ankle swelling

This is usually caused by varicose or incompetent veins, hot weather, being overweight or normal [...]


These are not usually a symptom of heart valve disease but may require an assessment [...]

Fatigue / slowing down

Some patients notice fatigue rather than breathlessness or chest pain during or after exercise.   [...]

Dizziness or blackouts on exertion

This is always abnormal and characteristic of aortic stenosis.  Usually it is a late symptom [...]

Chest pain or heaviness

Doctors often ask whether you have ‘chest pain’, by which they mean any unpleasant sensation [...]

Shortness of breath

Breathlessness on a normal everyday exertion like walking – not playing sport or using a [...]