When should patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis be evaluated for valve replacement?

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When should patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis be evaluated for valve replacement?

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Title: When should patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis be evaluated for valve replacement?
Author: Colen, Michelle; Lindbloom, Erik; Meadows, Susan E.
Keywords: functional status
calcification
exercise response
jet velocity
Date: 2002-09
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Abstract: For patients whose echocardiograms show advanced calcification of the aortic valves, a jet velocity of > 4.0 m/s, or a progression in jet velocity of 0.3m/s/year; and for patients who have an abnormal exercise response or an impaired functional status, consider referral for valve replacement prior to the onset of symptoms (Grade of Recommendation: C).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/2884

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