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Exercise testing in asymptomatic aortic stenosis.
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PMID:  17114879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIMS: To determine the safety of exercise testing (ET) in patients with moderate or severe asymptomatic aortic stenosis (AAS) and its accuracy to predict the need for surgery and mortality. METHODS: 106 consecutive patients with AAS performed a maximal ET. RESULTS: Follow-up [10.7 (4.9-19.4) months (percentile 25-75)] was completed in 102 patients (96.2%), 63.9 years (+/-15.1), 65 (61.3%) male, peak gradient 82.8 mm Hg (+/-25.4), mean gradient 50.5 mm Hg (+/-16.6), valve area 0.67 cm(2) (+/-0.16); 67 patients (65.7%) had abnormal ET. Among the 35 patients with normal ET, there were no deaths and 10 aortic valve replacements (AVR) (28.5%) were performed. Among the 67 patients with abnormal ET, 37 (55.2%) had events (35 AVR and 2 died) (p <0.0001). There were no complications with ET. CONCLUSION: ET may be performed safely in patients with AAS. ET gives additional information to an AVR decision.
Roberto Peidro; Graciela Brión; Arnaldo Angelino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article     Date:  2006-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  108     ISSN:  1421-9751     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-16     Completed Date:  2008-01-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  258-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Department, Favaloro Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Stenosis / diagnosis*,  mortality,  surgery
Exercise Test*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Preoperative Care
Treatment Outcome

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