Patient with advanced left ventricular dysfunction and heart failure symptoms, either secondary to severe aortic stenosis and a low transvalvular gradient, or chronic aortic insufficiency are sometimes referred for cardiac transplantation. Now, with improvements in both myocardial protection and better valve prostheses, aortic valve surgery for patients with even the most advanced ventricular dysfunction can be performed with low risk.
- Aortic valve
- Aortic valve stenosis
- Left ventricular dysfunction insufficiency
- Surgical treatment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine