Aortic Stenosis: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Aortic Valve

Nurses will learn about the normal structure and function of the aortic valve and the risk factors, signs, and symptoms for aortic stenosis.

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Credits: 0.25 CE contact hours

Course Overview

The first of four peertopeer 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 first video in this series is presented by Chloe Villavaso, a cardiac clinical nurse specialist and the coordinator of the Tulane University TAVR and Structural Heart Disease program takes a look at a healthy vs. unhealthy aortic valve. The anatomy and function of the aortic valve is covered, along with the pathophysiology of aortic stenosis. An overview of risk factors for aortic stenosis along with common signs and symptoms attributed to aortic stenosis will enable nurses to be astute in identifying patients, in their clinical practice settings, who might benefit from additional evaluation for valvular heart disease.

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


Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 0.25 CE contact hours


Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the normal anatomy and function of the aortic valve
  2. Describe aortic stenosis, its causes, and potential risk factors
  3. List common symptoms associated with aortic stenosis


  • Chloe D. Villavaso MN, APRN, CNS, CMC, FPCNA

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