Core competency review: aortic stenosis and noncardiac surgery.
J Hosp Med. 2012 Oct;7(8):655-60
Authors: Wright DE, Hunt DP
Aortic stenosis (AS) poses a risk of adverse cardiac events for patients undergoing surgical procedures. Perioperative mortality for patients with severe AS is as high as 14%. This review examines the accuracy of the history and physical examination in detecting AS and, subsequently, in assessing severity. The utility of echocardiography is addressed, and the relevant pathophysiology of AS is summarized. We also summarize what is known about perioperative risk for patients with AS.
PMID: 22733448 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]