Why is a diagnosis of aortic stenosis (AS) often missed in an acute setting?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Xiushui (Mike) Ren, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Answer

The main issue to recognize with aortic stenosis is that the possible symptoms (eg, chest pain, syncope) may be attributed to other disease processes. Consequently, aortic stenosis is a diagnosis that can be missed in the acute setting and is discovered only after a workup.


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