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GSTF Journal of Advances in Medical Research (JAMR)

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Hemodynamic Assessment to Evaluate Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients with Aortic Stenosis

  • Yasir AkhtarAffiliated withCardiology Fellow, University of Virginia Email author 
  • , Elisabeth von der LoheAffiliated withCardiology Fellow, University of Virginia

Abstract

Severe pulmonary hypertension is prevalent as high as 29% in patient with severe aortic stenosis and significantly increases morbidity and mortality in these patients (1). Early Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR) for this high-risk subset of patients with Aortic Stenosis (AS) has been recommended (1).The etiology of Pulmonary Hypertension (PHT) in severe AS remains unclear however left ventricular (LV) dysfunction may be of one important etiology (2).

Keywords

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Pulmonary Hypertension Aortic Stenosis Aortic Valve Replacement Hemodynamic Measurement