I new to this chat thing, not just here but anywhere. I am not one to share, especially with people I don’t know. However, my father, sister and nephew have Aortic Stenosis; my nephew had his natural valve replaced when he was a very young child; my father within the past year (65 yrs old); my sister was just diagnosed with it and she is in her mid 40’s. I also may have it but am reluctant to have it officially diagnosed because of where I work. Without divulging too much information, I work for a business which is very strict on your physical well being. With that being said, in the past few years I have been noticing when I run or do any lengthy strenuous exercise I get light headed to the point where I feel I may pass out, but I have passed out yet. It seems to be getting more frequent and the light headedness onsets more quickly than before. Also, when I am sitting down, sometimes, my chest feels like it is going to beat out of my chest, but it doesn’t have any pain or discomfort it’s just odd. I can be sitting perfectly still (in a recliner) and my heart is beating so hard that the chair starts to rock on its own. Is there a way to actually do a home test before going to see a doctor, I really can’t afford to lose my job. My family is the most important thing to me, but at the same time I am the only one working outside of the house bringing in an income.