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Pediatric Aortic Stenosis

What You Need to Know

Aortic stenosis is the inability of the aortic valve to open completely.

Key Symptoms

Common symptoms of aortic stenosis include fatigue, dizziness with exertion, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats or chest pain.


The cardiologist will do a physical exam and listen to your child's heart and lungs. They may also perform diagnostic tests such as a chest X-ray, electrocardiogram or other tests.


Aortic stenosis is treated with repair of the obstructed valve. Several options are currently available.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is aortic stenosis?

What causes aortic stenosis in children?

Why is aortic stenosis a concern for children?

What are the symptoms of aortic stenosis in children?

How is aortic stenosis diagnosed in children?

What is the treatment for aortic stenosis in children?

How can I care for my child after surgery for aortic stenosis?

What is the long-term outlook for my child after aortic stenosis surgical repair?

Providers Who Treat Aortic Stenosis

Departments that Treat Aortic Stenosis

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Children's National Heart Center

Our expert pediatric heart team, including more than 40 subspecialties, offer advanced heart care and excellent outcomes for thousands of children every year.

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Prenatal Cardiology Program

Children diagnosed with heart conditions before they are born receive comprehensive, expert care from our fetal cardiology specialists. Learn more about our Prenatal Cardiology Program.

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The Zickler Family Prenatal Pediatrics Institute

The Zickler Family Prenatal Pediatrics Institute at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provides specialized care for babies during pregnancy, delivery and after birth.

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