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2015 | October-December | Issue4
Original Article
Aortic Stenosis in Elderly—A Clinical and Two-dimensional Echocardiogram Correlated Study
Rohan Thanedar, Swapnil Joshi, Tushar Kanti Biswas
Author Affiliation
Rohan Thanedar : MGM Medical College and Hospital Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Swapnil Joshi : MGM Medical College and Hospital Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Tushar Kanti Biswas : MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

10.5005/jp-journals-10036-1069

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Aortic valve stenosis (AS) is a common disease in elderly. The prevalence of severe AS in the general population is 2% in 72 years and increases to 8% in 85 years old. With the aging of the population, these patients will be seen more and more in clinical practice. Several clinical factors have been found to be associated with the presence and the progression of the stenosis.

Aims: To study clinical and echocardiography (ECG) profile of aortic stenosis in elderly.
To evaluate etiologies of aortic stenosis in elderly.
To study comorbidities in association with aortic stenosis in elderly.

Method: Randomized prospective study of 100 patients.

Conclusion: Though increasing age is likely to increase the degenerative changes, elderly patients of 61 to 71 years are the commonest group with aortic stenosis (symptomatic as well as asymptomatic) in the present study. Male sex is more associated with aortic sclerosis and stenosis. There are significant correlation of past smoking, and present smoking in development of aortic sclerosis and stenosis. Hypertension, coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus are common comorbidities associated with aortic sclerosis and stenosis.

Keywords: Aortic sclerosis, Aortic stenosis, Hypertension, Left ventricular hypertrophy.

How to cite this article: Thanedar R, Joshi S, Biswas TK. Aortic Stenosis in Elderly-A Clinical and Two-dimensional Echocardiogram Correlated Study. MGM J Med Sci 2015;2(4):184-187.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

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