Care of Patients With Apparently Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Valve Stenosis
Article first published online: 25 OCT 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 35, Issue 12, pages E29–E34, December 2012
How to Cite
Williamson, M. A. and Gelfand, E. V. (2012), Care of Patients With Apparently Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Valve Stenosis. Clin Cardiol, 35: E29–E34. doi: 10.1002/clc.22072
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 25 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Received: 5 JUL 2012
Although most asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis (AS) have an excellent prognosis with observation only, some patients with severely stenotic aortic valves in the absence of symptoms may benefit from early intervention. In this article, we will review the literature on the use of varied imaging modalities, clinical factors, and biomarker testing to risk stratify such patients. Additionally, we will review the role of medical therapy to modify the course in AS. Clin. Cardiol. 2012 DOI: 10.1002/clc.22072
The authors have no funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.