What are the echocardiographic findings indicative of severe 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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Answer

The following 3 echocardiographic findings are indicative of severe aortic stenosis:

  • An echo-dense aortic valve with no cusp motion (may be unreliable in congenital or rheumatic valvular stenosis)

  • A decrease in the maximal aortic cusp separation (< 8 mm in the adult)

  • The presence of otherwise unexplained LV hypertrophy


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