Tired or short of breath? It could be your heart.

Are you or someone you love experiencing any of the following?

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of feet
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Chest pain
  • Aortic murmur

What you may think are normal signs of aging could be signs of aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the valve between the heart and aorta. Aortic stenosis affects millions of Americans and usually occurs in those 75 and older. Without treatment, 50 percent of people with severe aortic stenosis will not survive more than two years after their symptoms begin.

Fortunately, a new, less invasive treatment option is available for those with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis who are at high risk for traditional open heart surgery. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) uses a catheter to perform valve replacement through a small incision in the groin or the chest, eliminating the need for open heart surgery.

Attend our physician-led seminar to learn more about aortic stenosis, its treatment options, and receive a free screening.

Friday, June 5, noon-1 p.m.

Matthew Cantrell, M.D.
Palmetto Heart

Palmetto Health Baptist Auditorium
1501 Sumter St.
Columbia, SC 29201

To register, call 803-296-CARE (2273).

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