Aortic valve replacement in patients with aortic stenosis and severe left ventricular dysfunction.

@article{Powell2000AorticVR,
  title={Aortic valve replacement in patients with aortic stenosis and severe left ventricular dysfunction.},
  author={Dwight E Powell and Paul A. Tunick and Barry P. Rosenzweig and Robin S Freedberg and Edward Katz and Robert M. Applebaum and Jos{\'e} Luis Guti{\'e}rrez P{\'e}rez and Itzhak Kronzon},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={160 9},
  pages={1337-41}
}
BACKGROUND The outcome of aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis is worse in patients with impaired left ventricular function. Such dysfunction in aortic stenosis may be reversible if caused by afterload mismatch, but not if it is caused by superimposed myocardial infarction. METHODS From our echocardiography database, 55 patients with severe aortic stenosis (valve area < or =0.75 cm2) and ejection fractions of 30% or lower who subsequently underwent aortic valve replacement were… CONTINUE READING