Natural history of aortic valve stenosis of varying severity in the elderly

Am J Cardiol. 1996 Jul 1;78(1):97-101. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(96)00235-4.

Abstract

In a population sample of 501 persons aged 75 to 86 years, Doppler echocardiography uncovered moderate or severe aortic valve stenosis in 8.8% of women and 3.6% of men. Severe aortic valve stenosis predicted a four-fold-age- and sex-adjusted risk of death within 4 years of diagnosis, and mortality tended to be increased also with moderate lesions; mild aortic valve stenosis had a favorable outcome.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Aging
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / mortality*
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Cohort Studies
  • Echocardiography, Doppler
  • Female
  • Finland / epidemiology
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors
  • Survival Analysis
  • Survival Rate
  • Time Factors