What is the focus of prehospital and emergency department management for 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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Prehospital and emergency department management is focused on acute exacerbations of the symptoms of aortic stenosis. As always, assess and address airway, breathing, and circulation. If the patient is in cardiopulmonary arrest, perform resuscitation according to the recommendations of the AHA in their Advanced Cardiac Life Support guidelines. In patients with acute symptoms, hospital admission, telemetry/intensive care unit admission, and cardiology consultation all should be considered.

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