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Valvular Heart Disease in the Elderly

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Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM,volume 31)

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Valvular heart disease in the elderly has commanded increasing attention in the past decade [1–5]. A prime reason has been the steady lowering of operative risk from open heart surgery [6–10]. Moreover, the development of noninvasive diagnostic procedures such as echocardiography and radionuclide ventriculography allows accurate confirmation of clinical diagnoses by noninvasive procedures in many cases [11–17]. With regard to therapy, criteria based on noninvasive studies have been proposed for use in clinical decision making in selected disease states.

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  • Aortic Valve
  • Mitral Valve
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Infective Endocarditis

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Booth, D.C., Demaria, A.M. (1984). Valvular Heart Disease in the Elderly. In: Messerli, F.H. (eds) Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly. Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine, vol 31. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-1815-7_7

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