Doppler diagnosis of valvular aortic stenosis in patients over 60 years of age.


Twenty-five consecutive elderly patients with suspected aortic stenosis underwent continuous-wave Doppler echocardiography followed by cardiac catheterization. Doppler-derived calculations of peak and mean aortic valve gradients were compared with catheterization-derived values of peak-to-peak, peak and mean gradients. The best correlation was found between… (More)


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