Aortic Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment.

  title={Aortic Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment.},
  author={Brian H Grimard and Robert E. Safford and Elizabeth L Burns},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={93 5},
Aortic stenosis affects 3% of persons older than 65 years. Although survival in asymptomatic patients is comparable to that in age- and sex-matched control patients, it decreases rapidly after symptoms appear. During the asymptomatic latent period, left ventricular hypertrophy and atrial augmentation of preload compensate for the increase in afterload… CONTINUE READING