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Is valvuloplasty effective in asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis patient?
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not good results
Also results are suboptimal and procedural risk is high.

In brief: Not good results
Also results are suboptimal and procedural risk is high.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Aortic stenosis
Valvuloplasty is only a temporary fix lasting at the most 6 months.

In brief: Aortic stenosis
Valvuloplasty is only a temporary fix lasting at the most 6 months.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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