2012, Number 4
Acta Med 2012; 10 (4)
Rojas VG, Ortega LJM, Ortega CJJ
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ABSTRACTAortic stenosis is currently the most common valvular disease. Its incidence increases with the aging of the population. It is becoming more frequent to encounter this group of elderly patients who often present with another comorbid chronic condition. Not only is the management if these patients complex and multidisciplinary but it is also known that symptomatic aortic stenosis poses high five year mortality. However, there are still points which are worth of further discussion in regards of the current management options. Recently, new therapeutic options have emerged such as percutaneous valve replacement which still has unclear indications. This article presents a current discussion of the topic.