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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
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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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