TITLE

Aortic Stenosis -- When to Operate

AUTHOR(S)
Karpman, Harold L.
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Internal Medicine Alert;3/15/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Even if asymptomatic, early elective aortic valve replacement should be considered for increasingly symptomatic patients with severe aortic valve stenosis because they have a poor prognosis with a high event rate and a risk of rapid functional deterioration, especially if the peak aortic jet velocity is above 5.5 m/sec.
ACCESSION #
49174156

 

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