What is the clinical presentation of aortic stenosis in pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC)?

Updated: Dec 22, 2017
  • Author: Bojan Paunovic, MD; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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Aortic stenosis

Aortic stenosis can be supravalvular, valvular, or subvalvular in origin. The RA, RV, and PA waveforms usually are normal unless congestive heart failure is present. PCWP may show large A waves in severe cases because of poor LV compliance.


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