Doppler echocardiographic quantitation of aortic valve stenosis : a science in constant evolution

Authors: Pibarot, PhilippeClavel, Marie-Annick
Abstract: Aortic valve replacement is indicated in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) with symptoms or depressed left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction.1 Doppler echocardiography is the primary imaging modality used to assess the severity of AS, and this modality therefore plays a crucial role in the therapeutic management of patients with AS.2 In a well-reasoned and elegantly written viewpoint, Shah3 rightfully states that the quantitation of AS severity by Doppler echocardiography is not a settled science, and he underlines some very important limitations of this technique, which merit further discussion.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 October 2016
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, Vol. 29 (10), 1019–1022 (2016)
C.V. Mosby
Alternative version: 10.1016/j.echo.2016.08.015
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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