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Vol 20, No 1 (2013)
Review paper
Published online: 2013-02-07
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Hypertension in aortic stenosis: More questions than answers

Ewa Orłowska-Baranowska
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.2013.0002
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Cardiol J 2013;20(1):4-10.

open access

Vol 20, No 1 (2013)
Review articles
Published online: 2013-02-07

Abstract

Although hypertension and aortic stenosis are the most common cardiovascular diseases, the impact of hypertension on the natural history of aortic stenosis, the structure and function of the left ventricle, the assessment of valve defect severity and its progression are not fully understood. Hypertension not only can modify the exploratory findings of aortic stenosis, but may also interfere with the assessment of severity, and even have an impact on patients outcome. In the absence of specific cohort studies, the nature of the association between aortic stenosis and high blood pressure is not clear and the published results are often contradictory. Unknown is the true frequency of both conditions, the rules of diagnosis and the treatment itself.

Abstract

Although hypertension and aortic stenosis are the most common cardiovascular diseases, the impact of hypertension on the natural history of aortic stenosis, the structure and function of the left ventricle, the assessment of valve defect severity and its progression are not fully understood. Hypertension not only can modify the exploratory findings of aortic stenosis, but may also interfere with the assessment of severity, and even have an impact on patients outcome. In the absence of specific cohort studies, the nature of the association between aortic stenosis and high blood pressure is not clear and the published results are often contradictory. Unknown is the true frequency of both conditions, the rules of diagnosis and the treatment itself.
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Keywords

aortic stenosis; hypertension

About this article
Title

Hypertension in aortic stenosis: More questions than answers

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 20, No 1 (2013)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

4-10

Published online

2013-02-07

DOI

10.5603/CJ.2013.0002

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2013;20(1):4-10.

Keywords

aortic stenosis
hypertension

Authors

Ewa Orłowska-Baranowska

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