Georg Ohm and the changing character of aortic stenosis: it's not your grandfather's oldsmobile.

@article{Carabello2012GeorgOA,
  title={Georg Ohm and the changing character of aortic stenosis: it's not your grandfather's oldsmobile.},
  author={Blase Anthony Carabello},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2012},
  volume={125 19},
  pages={2295-7}
}
Severe aortic stenosis (AS) untreated by aortic valve replacement is a fatal disease with a 3-year mortality rate of 75% once the classic symptoms of the disease ensue.1–4 Approximately 15% of AS patients present with syncope, which is an ominous occurrence.2 Indeed, a master cardiologist and my former mentor, Dr Lewis Dexter, quipped that sudden death in AS was simply prolonged syncope. Although exercise-induced arrhythmia and/or a pressure-induced vasodepressor response have been invoked to… CONTINUE READING