What is the incidence of stroke after treatment 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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A comprehensive literature review by Daneault evaluated the incidence of stroke after surgical and transcatheter treatment for aortic stenosis. The risk of stroke for the general population after aortic valve replacement was 1.5% (2-4% in higher risk and elderly patients). The rate after transcatheter treatment was 1.5-6%. This review shows a trend for more strokes in the transcatheter group. [35]


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