Indications for surgery for aortic regurgitation

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Abstract

Aortic valve replacement for isolated aortic regurgitation (AR) is usually not indicated unless the regurgitation is severe. However, not all patients with severe AR, require aortic valve replacement. This review focuses on the causes of AR and the pathophysiology of acute versus chronic AR, and the attendant adaptive mechanisms of the left ventricle that ultimately determine their different natural histories. Aortic valve surgery must be performed in a timely manner to prevent cardiac death, ameliorate symptoms, and limit late postoperative excess mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Volume5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2003

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Aortic Valve Insufficiency
Aortic Valve
Natural History
Heart Ventricles
Mortality

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Indications for surgery for aortic regurgitation. / Nkomo, Vuyisile T.

In: Current Cardiology Reports, Vol. 5, No. 2, 03.2003, p. 105-109.

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