What is the prevalence of angina pectoris in aortic stenosis (AS)?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Xiushui (Mike) Ren, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Angina pectoris occurs in approximately two thirds of patients with critical aortic stenosis, of whom 50% have significant coronary artery disease. Because angina from aortic stenosis commonly is precipitated by exertion and relieved by rest, it simulates angina from coronary artery disease. Of course, angina also can result from coexistent coronary artery disease.


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