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The Natural History and Rate of Progression of Aortic Stenosis

Steven J. Lester; Brett Heilbron; Arthur Dodek; Ken Gin; John Jue
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Affiliations: From the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,  From the St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,  From the Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Affiliations: From the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,  From the St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,  From the Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Affiliations: From the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,  From the St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,  From the Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


1998 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1998;113(4):1109-1114. doi:10.1378/chest.113.4.1109
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Abstract

One of the challenges in clinical cardiology is to determine the optimal time of valve replacement surgery in patients with aortic stenosis. To meet this challenge, one requires an accurate knowledge of the natural history and rate of progression of the disease. This review will summarize the natural history of aortic stenosis in terms of symptoms, mortality, and stenosis progression.


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