19 Sep 10

Aortic stenosis severity: do we need a new concept?

Posted in Echocardiography, Valvular disease at 1:25 by Laci

By H Baumgartner, C Otto

JACC 2009;54:1012-1013

Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most frequent indication for valve replacement in Europe and North America, and correct diagnosis and timing of surgery are critical. Although it is evident that patients with symptoms attributable to severe AS require prompt valve replacement, there remain some unresolved issues in clinical decision making.

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