Aortic stenosis is the obstruction of blood flow across the aortic valve. Aortic stenosis has several etiologies, including congenital (unicuspid or bicuspid valve), calcific (resulting from degenerative changes), and rheumatic. Degenerative calcific aortic stenosis is now the leading indication for aortic valve replacement. The favorable long-term outcome after aortic valve surgery and the relatively low operative risk emphasize the importance of an accurate and timely diagnosis.
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Cite this: Yasmine S. Ali. Fast Five Quiz: Aortic Stenosis - Medscape - Jun 25, 2019.