Aortic stenosis is a heart condition affecting the aortic valve. The aortic valve is like a one-way door leading out of the heart. In aortic stenosis, the opening is narrowed, making it harder for the heart to pump blood through the valve. This page explains how aortic stenosis sometimes leads to problems like heart failure.
Aortic valve replacement
The aortic valves are in the heart to keep blood flowing in the right direction. Valves may be faulty at birth, or become damaged due to illness. Learn how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect.
Complications of a heart attack
Heart attack can result in additional complications. Find out about common problems from the information and resources on this page.
What causes breathing problems?
Trusted information on the most common causes of breathing problems and other causes of feeling short of breath, with links to trusted resources.
Heart problems and cardiovascular health
Trusted information on heart and cardiovascular health, plus links to trusted resources.
World Heart Day
World Heart Day is held every year on 29 September, with this year focusing on creating a heart healthy environment where we live, work and play.
Heart disease statistics
Trusted information on heart and cardiovascular disease statistics, plus links to trusted resources.
The heart pumps blood around the body to supply tissues with nutrition and oxygen. Find out about how it works and common conditions of the heart.
Trusted information about cardiomyopathy, including what it is, causes, types and living with cardiomyopathy.
Peripheral vascular disease
Trusted information on peripheral vascular disease (also known as peripheral artery disease) including what it is, causes, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatments