Timing of surgery in mitral and aortic stenosis

Cardiol Clin. 1991 May;9(2):229-38.


This article reviews the indications and contraindications for the surgical correction of mitral and aortic stenosis. Ventricular mechanics and pathophysiology of both diseases are reviewed and related to the development of symptoms. New aspects of the hemodynamic evaluation and controversies associated with mitral and aortic stenosis are highlighted.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / physiopathology
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / surgery*
  • Embolism / etiology
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis
  • Humans
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / complications
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / physiopathology
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / surgery*
  • Time Factors