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Clinical challenges in accurate assessment of severe aortic stenosis with a special focus on low-gradient aortic stenosis and normal ejection fraction.
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PMID:  21808167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Aortic stenosis (AS) is one of the most common valvular disorders affecting the aging US population. Although guidelines published by leading cardiac societies outline diagnostic and management strategies for this condition, in daily practice clinicians face dilemmas when trying to confirm the diagnosis of severe AS because of discrepancies in quantitative parameters obtained by echocardiography and cardiac catheterization. More recently, a low-gradient variant of severe AS has been increasingly recognized in the setting of normal ejection fraction. This review focuses on the current clinical challenges of AS diagnosis with a special focus on paradoxical low-flow low-gradient AS in the setting of preserved ejection fraction. We evaluate all aspects of AS quantitation in reference to paradoxical low flow aortic stenosis and discuss newer parameters which may help the clinician reconcile some of the discrepancies of this less understood condition.
Joaquim Barboza; Naveen Krishnan; Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in review     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1538-4683     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Rev     Publication Date:    2011 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304686     Medline TA:  Cardiol Rev     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the *Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI; and †Heart and Vascular Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI.
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