When to operate in chronic aortic valvar regurgitation

Br J Hosp Med. 1993 May 5-18;49(9):613, 616-22, 626-9.

Abstract

Chronic aortic valvar regurgitation is a particular problem with heart disease because symptoms develop insidiously and are too severe when the first opportunity arises for a low risk operation. The disease may run a long benign course, but delayed surgery may result in the failure to halt progression of left ventricular failure.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Valve
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency / etiology
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency / mortality
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency / surgery*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis
  • Humans
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors