Initial Surgical Versus Conservative Strategies in Patients With Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis.

@article{Taniguchi2015InitialSV,
  title={Initial Surgical Versus Conservative Strategies in Patients With Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis.},
  author={Tomohiko Taniguchi and Takeshi Morimoto and Hiroki Shiomi and Kenji Ando and Norio Kanamori and Koichiro Murata and Takeshi Kitai and Yuichi Kawase and Chisato Izumi and Makoto Miyake and Hirokazu Mitsuoka and Minami Kato and Yutaka Hirano and Shintaro Matsuda and Kazuya Nagao and Tsukasa Inada and Tomoyuki Murakami and Yasuyo Takeuchi and Keiichiro Yamane and Mamoru Toyofuku and Mitsuru Ishii and Eri Minamino-Muta and Takao Kato and Moriaki Inoko and Tomoyuki Ikeda and Akihiro Komasa and Katsuhisa Ishii and Kozo Hotta and Nobuya Higashitani and Yoshihiro Kato and Yasutaka Inuzuka and Chiyo Maeda and Toshikazu Jinnai and Yuko Morikami and Ryuzo Sakata and Takeshi Kimura},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={66 25},
  pages={2827-2838}
}
BACKGROUND Current guidelines generally recommend watchful waiting until symptoms emerge for aortic valve replacement (AVR) in asymptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). OBJECTIVES The study sought to compare the long-term outcomes of initial AVR versus conservative strategies following the diagnosis of asymptomatic severe AS. METHODS We used data from a large multicenter registry enrolling 3,815 consecutive patients with severe AS (peak aortic jet velocity >4.0 m/s, or mean… CONTINUE READING
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