Aortic Stenosis: Awareness and Identification

Nurses will increase their awareness of Aortic Stenosis and learn to identify the progression of Aortic Stenosis signs and symptoms as well as which diagnostic tests are useful in a patient’s evaluation.

Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 0.5 CE contact hours

Course Overview

The second of four peer-to-peer videos that aim to increase awareness of valvular heart disease and the important role that nurses play in early identification, access to prompt treatment, and prevention of deleterious outcomes. The second video in this series covers aortic stenosis awareness and identification and is presented by Dr. Janet Wyman, Nurse Practitioner and Administrative Director, Structural Heart Clinical Services, Henry Ford Health System.  

Early identification of aortic stenosis is discussed along with the clinical stratification and stages of progression for aortic stenosis. A review of signs and symptoms for aortic stenosis helps nurses identify key points to cover while taking a clinical history. A special focus is placed on learning to distinguish heart sounds that point to aortic stenosis and emphasizes their importance as part of a comprehensive physical assessment.  The program concludes with a discussion of common diagnostic tests as part of an evaluation for possible aortic stenosis.

The four-video series may be viewed in any order. Other videos include:

Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 0.5 CE contact hours


Learning Objectives

  1. Identify aortic stenosis in its early stages
  2. Perform a targeted medical history and physical assessment for aortic stenosis
  3. List common diagnostic tests to evaluate aortic stenosis


  • Janet Fredal Wyman DNP, ACNS-BC, FACC 

PCNA is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030602.