Timing of surgery in chronic aortic regurgitation Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation

abstract

  • When deciding on therapy for aortic regurgitation (AR), it is imperative to distinguish between acute and chronic AR. Symptoms and echocardiographic findings are essential in distinguishing acute from chronic AR and in assessing the severity. Vasodilators have been shown to be helpful in treating patients with chronic severe AR. The timing of aortic valve replacement in chronic severe AR remains controversial. Symptoms, left ventricular function, and response to exercise have been shown to be the most important prognostic indicators.

publication date

  • May 9, 2000

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10978998

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 303

end page

  • 11

volume

  • 17

number

  • 3