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You are here: Contents > 2012 > Volume 21 Number 3 May 2012 > AORTIC VALVE DISEASE > Editorial: Aortic Stenosis and Perioperative Risk: The Other Obstructive Defect

Editorial: Aortic Stenosis and Perioperative Risk: The Other Obstructive Defect

Samuel Unzek, Farouk Mookadam

Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Whilst the prevalence of aortic valve stenosis (AS) increases with age (1), surgery restores age-corrected survival to near normal. In parallel with senescence, comorbidities are present, one such example being chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which causes significant disability and is the third leading cause of death in the United Sates (2). The

presence of COPD is associated with increased perioperative complications, and serve as a reason to deny a patient surgical intervention because of the increased surgical risk (3).


The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2012;21:311-313

Editorial: Aortic Stenosis and Perioperative Risk: The Other Obstructive Defect

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