Misconceptions and Facts About Aortic Stenosis.

Argulian, Edgar; Windecker, Stephan; Messerli, Franz H (2017). Misconceptions and Facts About Aortic Stenosis. American journal of medicine, 130(4), pp. 398-402. Elsevier 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.12.025

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Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease leading to intervention, and it is typically a disease of the elderly. Recent clinical advances have expanded the role of transcatheter aortic valve intervention in patients with severe aortic stenosis, making aortic valve intervention feasible and effective even in patients at intermediate, high, and prohibitive surgical risk. With the rapid advances in treatment, proper diagnosis becomes crucial for a wide range of patients with aortic stenosis: from "concordant" high-gradient aortic stenosis to "discordant" low-gradient aortic stenosis. The latter group commonly presents a clinical challenge requiring thoughtful and comprehensive evaluation to determine eligibility for aortic valve intervention. Providers at all levels should be familiar with basic diagnostic caveats and misconceptions when evaluating patients with possible aortic stenosis.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Windecker, Stephan

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0002-9343

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Nadia Biscozzo

Date Deposited:

12 Feb 2018 14:03

Last Modified:

12 Feb 2018 14:03

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.12.025

PubMed ID:

28109966

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Aortic stenosis Aortic valve intervention Echocardiography

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.111106

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/111106

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