Medicine » Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Aortic Valve Stenosis - Current View on Diagnostics and Treatment

Edited by Petr Santavy, ISBN 978-953-307-628-7, 156 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published September 22, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1760
Edited Volume

Currently, aortic stenosis is the most frequent heart valve disease in developed countries and its prevalence increases with the aging of the population. Affecting 3-5 percent of persons older than 65 years of age, it makes a large personal and economical impact. The increasing number of elderly patients with aortic stenosis brings advances in all medical specialties dealing with this clinical entity. Patients previously considered too old or ill are now indicated for aortic valve replacement procedures. This book tries to cover current issues of aortic valve stenosis management with stress on new trends in diagnostics and treatment.