By Amr E. Abbas
With the appearance of much less invasive remedies for aortic stenosis together with percutaneous and apical substitute, extra sufferers are being provided this expertise. As such, making a choice on the real severity of aortic stenosis is turning into paramount. Many medical situations take place the place the realm and gradient estimates of severity don't fit. This ebook will current case by way of case examples of alternative sufferers with a large choice of aortic stenosis. it's going to help cardiologists in making a choice on sufferers with real aortic stenosis who may gain advantage from valve alternative. it's going to additionally spotlight the position and creation of latest expertise because the position of CTA, MRI, and 3D echo for analysis and TAVR and mini surgical procedure for treatment. The viewers will variety from scientific cardiologists, imaging cardiologists and interventionalists alike.
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Goldstein Abstract Valvular aortic stenosis (AS) has three primary etiologies: age-related degenerative calcification, congenital bicuspid valve with superimposed calcification, and rheumatic disease. Despite the progressive histopathological changes that lead to anatomical alteration of the aortic valve apparatus, aortic stenosis has a long asymptomatic period. Eventually, AS results in predictable pathophysiologic alterations in cardiac pressures and blood flow that elicit the classic symptomatology and physical stigmata of this disease.
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