Diagnostic accuracy of continuous wave Doppler echocardiography in severe aortic stenosis in the elderly.


Forty-four male patients (mean age 63.6 years) with aortic stenosis (AS) were evaluated by conventional hemodynamic methods and continuous wave (CW) Doppler echocardiography. The relationship between Doppler mean gradients and direct mean pressure gradients in all patients was significant, with an r value of 0.88. Sixteen of 17 patients with a mean Doppler… (More)