Reviews

Aortic stenosis

V.I. Pavliuk 1, O.J. Zharinov 2, N.V. Ponich 3

 1  Lviv Regional Cardiac Surgery Center, Ukraine

2 Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine

3 Heart Institute, Healthcare Ministry of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Review of the diagnosis and treatment of aortic stenosis (AS) is provided in this article. Detailed information about echocardiographic diagnosis of this prevalent pathologic condition is presented, including role of Doppler echocardiography. The criteria of classification of AS severity and indications for aortic valve replacement in American and European recommendations are included. Special attention is payed to absence of evidence regarding efficiency of medical treatment to improve survival of patients with AS, new possibilities of endovascular valvuloplastics and percutaneous replacement of aortic valve.

 Key words: aortic stenosis, diagnosis, treatment, echocardiography.

    

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