Major finding: Maternal mortality was zero in 99 pregnancies in 96 women with moderate or severe aortic stenosis
Historically, most cases of aortic stenosis
were thought to result from the "wear and tear" of aging.
Lim P, Monin JL, Monchi M, Garet J, Pasquet A, Hittinger L, Vanoverschelde JL, Carayon A, Gueret P Predictors of outcome in patients with severe aortic stenosis
and normal left ventricular function: role of B-type natriuretic peptide.
This is an important milestone for inoperable American patients who have long been awaiting a therapeutic option for the often debilitating symptoms associated with severe aortic stenosis
," said Michael A.
The missing part of this puzzle is controlled clinical studies showing that vitamin K supplements themselves prevent aortic stenosis
The CoreValve System is designed to provide a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment option for patients with symptomatic, severe aortic stenosis
who are at high risk, or are ineligible, for open-heart surgery.
We do agree with Cowie that identifying severe (and we would include moderate) aortic stenosis
allows changes to be made to the anaesthetic and perioperative care.
Jordan, who suffered from a pre-existing heart condition called aortic stenosis
, ran to the house of a friend in Railway Terrace, North Houghton-le-Spring.
The authors, who include a recent successful test-taker, give students a range of methods to improve memorization, including topic facts and mnemonics (such as "Really Bad Calcification" for aortic stenosis
, with the first letters standing for rheumatic heart disease, bicuspid aortic valve and calcified aortic valve).
We report two cases demonstrating supravalvular aortic stenosis
(a common feature of Williams syndrome) and coarctation of the aorta on computed tomography (CT) aortogram.
But he read up on the condition, aortic stenosis
, and proved it was medically safe for him to be a pilot.
Maintaining hemodynamic stability is particularly important in the anesthetic management of parturients with aortic stenosis
, and the use of a slowly titrated epidural or combined spinal-epidural with a reduced spinal anesthesia dose appears to provide this stability in most patients, findings from a case series suggest.