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Approach to aortic aortic valve diseases in the elderly [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2017; 45(5): 47-51 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2017.31526

Approach to aortic aortic valve diseases in the elderly

Hüseyin Ayhan, Engin Bozkurt
Department of Cardiology, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Aortic valve diseases are the most common among the valvular heart diseases. Significant increases in the frequency of degenerative aortic sclerosis and aortic stenosis (AS) are observed, particularly with aging of the population and diminished rheumatic heart disease. Aortic regurgitation (AR) is less common in the elderly and is accompanied by AS rather than pure AR. Considering the comorbid diseases, fragility and cognitive functions in elderly patients, special approach is needed during diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and follow-up. We will also touch on the issues that should be considered in aortic valve diseases in the elderly, including more aortic stenosis in this article.

Keywords: Aortic stenoses, aortic valve disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, elderly.

How to cite this article
Hüseyin Ayhan, Engin Bozkurt. Approach to aortic aortic valve diseases in the elderly. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2017; 45(5): 47-51

Corresponding Author: Engin Bozkurt, Türkiye
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