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Recommendations on the echocardiographic assessment of aortic valve stenosis: a focused update from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and the American Society of Echocardiography. [Review] Journal: European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging. Published: 2017 ISSN: 2047-2404. UI/PMID: 28363204. Subject(s): *Aortic Valve Stenosis/dg [Diagnostic Imaging] | Aortic Valve Stenosis/pa [Pathology] | *Aortic Valve Stenosis/su [Surgery] | Consensus | *Echocardiography, Doppler/mt [Methods] | Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional/mt [Methods] | Echocardiography, Transesophageal/mt [Methods] | Europe | *Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation/mt [Methods] | Humans | Monitoring, Physiologic/mt [Methods] | *Practice Guidelines as Topic | Preoperative Care/mt [Methods] | Sensitivity and Specificity | Severity of Illness Index | Societies, Medical | Stroke Volume/ph [Physiology] | Treatment Outcome | United States Institution(s): MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Activity type: Journal Article. Medline article type(s): Journal Article | Review Digital Object Identifier: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jew335 (Click here) Abbreviated citation: Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 18(3):254-275, 2017 Mar 01.
Abstract: Echocardiography is the key tool for the diagnosis and evaluation of aortic stenosis. Because clinical decision-making is based on the echocardiographic assessment of its severity, it is essential that standards are adopted to maintain accuracy and consistency across echocardiographic laboratories. Detailed recommendations for the echocardiographic assessment of valve stenosis were published by the European Association of Echocardiography and the American Society of Echocardiography in 2009. In the meantime, numerous new studies on aortic stenosis have been published with particular new insights into the difficult subgroup of low gradient aortic stenosis making an update of recommendations necessary. The document focuses in particular on the optimization of left ventricular outflow tract assessment, low flow, low gradient aortic stenosis with preserved ejection fraction, a new classification of aortic stenosis by gradient, flow and ejection fraction, and a grading algorithm for an integrated and stepwise approach of artic stenosis assessment in clinical practice. Copyright (c) The Authors, 2016. This article is being co-published in the European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging and the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. The articles are identical except for minor stylistic and spelling differences in keeping with each journal's style. Either citation can be used when citing this article.