Non-invasive estimation of the mean pressure difference in aortic stenosis by Doppler ultrasound.

Abstract

The mean pressure difference across the valve in aortic stenosis is an indicator of the severity of the obstruction to flow. Non-invasive determination of the mean pressure gradient by Doppler ultrasonography is, however, complicated by the squared relation between instantaneous velocities and pressure differences. The validity of a new simple formula for… (More)

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