With the advent of less invasive treatments for aortic stenosis including percutaneous and apical replacement, more patients are being offered this technology. As such, determining the true severity of aortic stenosis is becoming paramount. Many clinical scenarios occur where the area and gradient estimates of severity do not match.
This book will present case by case examples of different patients with a wide variety of aortic stenosis. It will assist cardiologists in identifying patients with true aortic stenosis who may benefit from valve replacement. It will also highlight the role and advent of new technology as the role of CTA, MRI, and 3D echo for diagnosis and TAVR and mini surgery for treatment?. The audience will range from clinical cardiologists, imaging cardiologists and interventionalists alike.
- An essential companion to assist cardiologists in diagnosing patients with aortic stenosis and providing novel therapies
- Presents case by case examples of different patients with a wide variety of aortic stenoses
- Provides cutting edge and state of the art multimodality imaging, interventional, and surgical techniques
- Describes the effective multidisciplinary approach to diagnostically challenging cases as well as risk stratification and therapeutic options
Making the diagnosis of severity.- Catheter versus
Doppler Assessment.- The role of flow
and pressure recovery.- Area Gradient
Match.- Area gradient
mismatch.- Errors of measurement.- Errors of
Assumption.- Low flow low
gradient AS Preserved EF.- Low flow low
gradient AS Decreased EF.- Reverse Area
Gradient Mismatch.- Para valvular
stenosis.- Prosthetic aortic
prosthesis mismatch.- The role of AVR.- The role of
Minimal invasive Surgery.- Imaging for TAVR.- The Role of TAVR.