News of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

Almanac 2014: aortic valve disease

С.M. Otto 

Division of Cardiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, USA 

The past few years have seen major advances in the diagnosis of aortic valve disease and in our understanding of the pathophysiology of disease. In addition, transcatheter aortic valve implantation has transformed our clinical management options. This article summarises new aortic valve disease research published in Heart in 2013 and 2014, within the context of other major studies published in general medical journals, including a discussion of the potential impact of these new research findings on the clinical approach to management of adults with aortic valve disease.
Key words: aortic stenosis, calcific aortic valve disease, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, risk stratification, survival.

 

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