Aortic Valve Dilation

  • Lisa Bergersen
  • Susan Foerster
  • Audrey C. Marshall
  • Jeffery Meadows


In aortic stenosis the valve is most often bicuspid with a single fused commissure, either the intercoronary or right and noncoronary commissure. Less frequently, it is unicommissural, with an orifice at the left and noncoronary commissure (1). The course of left-sided disease is quite different from that of the right side. Again we well refer to the natural history study to review outcomes with aortic stenosis (2).


Aortic Stenosis Natural History Study Valve Orifice Arterial Sheath Gradient Reduction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisa Bergersen
    • 1
  • Susan Foerster
    • 2
  • Audrey C. Marshall
    • 1
  • Jeffery Meadows
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyChildren’s Hospital BostonBostonUSA
  2. 2.Washington University in St. LouisSt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.Division of Pediatric CardiologyUniversity of California at San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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