Impact of aortic stenosis on postoperative outcomes after noncardiac surgeries.

  title={Impact of aortic stenosis on postoperative outcomes after noncardiac surgeries.},
  author={Shikhar Agarwal and Anitha Rajamanickam and Navkaranbir Singh Bajaj and Brian P. Griffin and Thadeo Catacutan and Lars Georg Svensson and Abdel Ghani M Anabtawi and Emin Murat Tuzcu and Samir R Kapadia},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes},
  volume={6 2},
BACKGROUND Preoperative management of patients with aortic stenosis (AS) who need noncardiac surgery (NCS) remains controversial. We sought to determine the impact of AS on the postoperative outcomes after NCS. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients undergoing NCS with moderate AS (valve area: 1.0-1.5 cm(2)) or severe AS (valve area: <1.0 cm(2)) were identified using the surgical and the echocardiographic databases. Using propensity score analysis, we obtained 4 matched control patients without AS for… CONTINUE READING
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