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Is valvuloplasty effective in asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis patient?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience in Cardiology
Generally no: Truly asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis does not usually need surgical/percutaneous treatment. The treatment of choice there is diuretics and certain, but not all, antihypertensives. However, determining who is "truly" asymptomatic should be left to the cardiologist. In general however, aortic valvuloplasty does not have good outcome and is usually reserved for last resort.
Answered on Jul 23, 2011

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