Virtual Conference

Melissa Francis

Unidad de Cardiología Clínica, Costa Rica

Title: Aortic Stenosis: When to intervene?


Aortic stenosis is currently the most common valve disease in developed countries. Degenerative ethology is the main one, this being intimately related to the exponential trend towards longevity in the current population. Aortic valve replacement, either percutaneous or open, is almost the only management strategy. The current management guidelines of the different scientific societies regulate the performance of valve replacement in patients with severe aortic stenosis who also present symptoms or data of reduced ejection fraction. However, several studies have shown the benefit of not delaying the management of these patients and, on the contrary, performing valve intervention early