Thursday, 7 November 2013

Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis in the Elderly. A Clinical Review. JAMA October 2013

Aortic stenosis is the most common form of valvular heart disease. So how should we approach the patient who presents to preadmission with severe aortic stenosis? If they are asymptomatic and have a normal left ventricular ejection fraction then it is unlikely they will require a valve replacement. An exercise test will be useful in those with uncertain symptomatology. This is an informative review on the subject.

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