The natural history and rate of progression of aortic stenosis

Steven J. Lester, Brett Heilbron, Ken Gin, Arthur Dodek, John Jue

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One of the challenges in clinical cardiology is to determine the optimal time of valve replacement surgery in patients with aortic stenosis. To meet this challenge, one requires an accurate knowledge of the natural history and rate of progression of the disease. This review will summarize the natural history of aortic stenosis in terms of symptoms, mortality, and stenosis progression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1109-1114
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998


  • Aortic stenosis
  • Natural history
  • Rate of progression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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