How should patients with moderate or severe aortic stenosis (AS) be monitored?

Updated: May 07, 2019
  • Author: Xiushui (Mike) Ren, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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In patients with moderate aortic stenosis, echocardiograms should be performed every 2 years, whereas in asymptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis, yearly echocardiograms are recommended.

Following aortic valve replacement, every patient should undergo echocardiographic examination after recovery. Thereafter, an examination is recommended whenever new symptoms develop that are attributable to a potential valvular dysfunction.


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