Low-gradient aortic valve stenosis myocardial fibrosis and its influence on function and outcome.
Summary of "Low-gradient aortic valve stenosis myocardial fibrosis and its influence on function and outcome."
This prospective cohort study in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) aimed to identify surrogates of myocardial fibrosis that are easy to derive in clinical practice, allow the differentiation of low-gradient severe AS from moderate AS, and have an impact on clinical outcome.
Department of Internal Medicine I, University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany; Comprehensive Heart Failure Center, Würzburg, Germany.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21757118
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2011.02.059
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Aortic Valve Stenosis
A pathological constriction that can occur above (supravalvular stenosis), below (subvalvular stenosis), or at the AORTIC VALVE. It is characterized by restricted outflow from the LEFT VENTRICLE into the AORTA.
Discrete Subaortic Stenosis
A type of constriction that is caused by the presence of a fibrous ring (discrete type) below the AORTIC VALVE, anywhere between the aortic valve and the MITRAL VALVE. It is characterized by restricted outflow from the LEFT VENTRICLE into the AORTA.
Aortic Stenosis, Subvalvular
A pathological constriction occurring in the region below the AORTIC VALVE. It is characterized by restricted outflow from the LEFT VENTRICLE into the AORTA.
Aortic Stenosis, Supravalvular
A pathological constriction occurring in the region above the AORTIC VALVE. It is characterized by restricted outflow from the LEFT VENTRICLE into the AORTA.
Aortic Valve Prolapse
The downward displacement of the cuspal or pointed end of the trileaflet AORTIC VALVE causing misalignment of the cusps. Severe valve distortion can cause leakage and allow the backflow of blood from the ASCENDING AORTA back into the LEFT VENTRICLE, leading to aortic regurgitation.
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