Viewpoint: the ENIGMAS trial - when should we treat patients with moderate aortic stenosis?
Echocardiography. 2013 May;30(5):599-615
Authors: Mischie AN, Andrei CL, Sinescu C
Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most frequent valvular heart disease encountered in our daily practice. Although there are clear guidelines for severe AS management, cardiologists often have few treatment options for patients with moderate AS; however, there is higher mortality in this patient subgroup versus an age-matched population. The authors reviewed all of the studies on moderate AS, summarized the factors that increase disease progression and discussed an ideal trial design to prospectively evaluate AS progression factors using modern cardiology tools such as strain and magnetic resonance imaging.
PMID: 23231465 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]