Hi everyone, I had my BAV replaced with a bovine valve 6 1/2 yrs ago. About six months ago I was told after a TEE that two of the leaflets had fused together. I feel fine, no dizziness or shortness of breath. My gradient level was 18, it had gone up by 10 from the previous year. My only “symptom” is that either due to stress or something else, I when feel when lying down or sitting quietly that my heart is beating hard. Not fast or irregular just a stronger beat, I’m very aware of it beating. I am a very nervous person but I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this sensation. I have an echo tomorrow. Thanks for any input.