This Fast Fact reviews the pathophysiology of severe asymptomatic aortic stenosis and helps determine when to order a Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) for diagnostic evaluation.
Older individuals with severe asymptomatic aortic stenosis.
Provide screening TTE recommendations in asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis patients.
- List the 3 symptoms that are associated with increased short term mortality in patients with severe aortic stenosis.
- Identify which asymptomatic patients with aortic stenosis need further diagnostic imaging with a TTE.
- Identify patients with aortic stenosis that need more frequent TTE imaging.
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