Paediatric subvalvular aortic stenosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of natural history and surgical outcome.

@article{Etnel2015PaediatricSA,
  title={Paediatric subvalvular aortic stenosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of natural history and surgical outcome.},
  author={Jonathan Richard Gregory Etnel and Johanna J M Takkenberg and Laura G Spaans and Ad J. J. C. Bogers and Willem A Helbing},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={212-20}
}
Sub-valvular aortic stenosis (SAS) is a common form of left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction, which can lead to aortic valve damage. Although surgery for SAS is an accepted treatment, the timing of surgical intervention of SAS remains controversial. This review aims to establish an overview of the natural history and outcome after surgery and factors associated with prognosis in paediatric SAS patients. We searched PubMed and EMBASE for studies that reported factors that negatively… CONTINUE READING

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