The Natural History of Aortic Stenosis Revisited
A large multi-institution observational study of patients referred for Doppler echocardiography to assess for aortic stenosis has shown that discrepant measurements are not uncommon. When four-year all-cause untreated mortality is considered, the intermediate grades of aortic stenosis behave like the next highest level stenosis, which suggests that we should consider intervening earlier in moderate to severe stenosis.
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