Chapter 55. Surgical Indications in Aortic Valve Disease

  1. Salim Yusuf DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC Research Chair Professor of Medicine Director Vice President Research4,5,6,
  2. John A Cairns MD, FRCPC Professor of Medicine Former Dean7,
  3. A John Camm MD British Heart Foundation Professor Head of Cardiac8,
  4. Ernest L Fallen MD, FRCPC Professor Emeritus9 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh MB, ChB, DPhil Consultant Professor of Medicine10
  1. Sunil Mankad MD Associate Professor Director1,
  2. Heidi M Connolly MD Professor2 and
  3. Shahbudin H Rahimtoola MB, FRCP, MACP, MACC, DSc(Hon) Distinguished Professor3

Published Online: 21 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch55

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Mankad, S., Connolly, H. M. and Rahimtoola, S. H. (2009) Surgical Indications in Aortic Valve Disease, in Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch55

Editor Information

  1. 4

    McMaster University, Canada

  2. 5

    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Canada

  3. 6

    Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  4. 7

    Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  5. 8

    St George's University of London, London, UK

  6. 9

    McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  7. 10

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Co-Director, Education, Echocardiography, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

  2. 2

    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

  3. 3

    University of Southern California, George C. Griffith Professor of Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159258

Online ISBN: 9781444309768



  • surgical indications in aortic valve disease;
  • aortic valve stenosis - congenital bicuspid valve;
  • chronic aortic valve regurgitation;
  • medical management - parenteral inotropic and vasodilator therapy for severe heart failure;
  • surgical management - surgery for primary AR considered in severe regurgitation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aortic valve stenosis

  • Chronic aortic valve regurgitation

  • Conclusion

  • References