aortic sclerosis

Last reviewed 01/2018

This is senile degeneration of the aortic valve and is not associated with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction.

Clinical presentation:

  • asymptomatic
  • on examination: pulse normal; ejection systolic murmur (no ejection click or abnormal second heart sound) (1)
  • there is no slow-rising pulse (plateau pulse) that is found in patients with aortic stenosis (1)


  • Kirby, B. (1993). Clinical examination of the heart. Medicine International;21(8):294-99.