What is the role of cardiac catheterization in the diagnosis of 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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Cardiac catheterization provides an accurate measure of aortic stenosis and is an important tool, particularly in patients who have discrepant clinical and echocardiographic findings. [4] In general, if clinical findings are not consistent with Doppler echocardiogram results, cardiac catheterization is recommended for further hemodynamic assessment.


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