When Shall I Refer my Patient with Aortic Stenosis / Regurgitation for Surgery? - Dr. Sunthar Kanaganayagam

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Summary

Sunthar Kanaganayagam discusses when the patient should be referred with aortic stenosis / regurgitation for surgery.


  • Clinical and echocardiographic features of severe aortic regurgitation
  • The different considerations of acute versus chronic aortic regurgitation
  • When to refer for surgery and when you are safe to monitor
  • Clinical evaluation of patients with aortic stenosis - eliciting symptoms or decline in functional status
  • How to calculate dimensionless index in severe aortic stenosis
  • Taking into account of LV systolic function and flow - low flow and low gradient situations
  • Additional assessments for "borderline" cases of aortic stenosis

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