Catherine M. Otto

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A report from the American Society of Echocardiography’s Nomenclature and Standards Committee and The Task Force on Valvular Regurgitation, developed in conjunction with the American College of Cardiology Echocardiography Committee, The Cardiac Imaging Committee Council on Clinical Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the European Society of(More)
WRITING COMMITTEE MEMBERS Robert O. Bonow, MD, FACC, FAHA, Chair; Blase A. Carabello, MD, FACC, FAHA; Kanu Chatterjee, MB, FACC; Antonio C. de Leon, Jr, MD, FACC, FAHA; David P. Faxon, MD, FACC, FAHA; Michael D. Freed, MD, FACC, FAHA; William H. Gaasch, MD, FACC, FAHA; Bruce Whitney Lytle, MD, FACC; Rick A. Nishimura, MD, FACC, FAHA; Patrick T. O’Gara, MD,(More)
Abbreviations: AR aortic regurgitation, AS aortic stenosis, AVA aortic valve area, CSA cross sectional area, CWD continuous wave Doppler, D diameter, HOCM hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, LV left ventricle, LVOT left ventricular outflow tract, MR mitral regurgitation, MS mitral stenosis, MVA mitral valve area, DP pressure gradient, RV right(More)
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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of aortic sclerosis and stenosis in the elderly and to identify clinical factors associated with degenerative aortic valve disease. BACKGROUND Several lines of evidence suggest that degenerative aortic valve disease is not an inevitable consequence of aging and may be associated with(More)
BACKGROUND Although aortic-valve stenosis is clearly associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes, it is unclear whether valve sclerosis increases the risk of cardiovascular events. METHODS We assessed echocardiograms obtained at base line from 5621 men and women 65 years of age or older who were enrolled in a population-based prospective study. On(More)
Calcific aortic valve disease is a slowly progressive disorder with a disease continuum that ranges from mild valve thickening without obstruction of blood flow, termed aortic sclerosis, to severe calcification with impaired leaflet motion, or aortic stenosis (Figure 1). In the past, this process was thought to be “degenerative” because of time-dependent(More)
BACKGROUND Only limited data on the rate of hemodynamic progression and predictors of outcome in asymptomatic patients with valvular aortic stenosis (AS) are available. METHODS AND RESULTS In 123 adults (mean age, 63 +/- 16 years) with asymptomatic AS, annual clinical, echocardiographic, and exercise data were obtained prospectively (mean follow-up of 2.5(More)