Chapter 9

Aortic Stenosis

What you will learn

Is aortic stenosis present? Is it severe? Is surgery required? Are new treatment options an alternative? This chapter will answer your questions.

  • Pathophysiology, morphology and incidence
  • Understanding the hemodynamics of aortic stenosis
  • How to quantify aortic stenosis
  • What to do in difficult situations
  • When to perform surgery and how echo can help you to find the best time for surgery
2 credits



Case stories

It started off as an adventure that’s experienced by many immigrants who leave their homeland to travel to other countries, seeking to fulfill their dreams.
Her height was a mere 154 cm. She was unable to even unbutton her blouse, crippled in a wheel chair...
Adhering to rules gives us a certain sense of confidence. The same is true for echocardiography. We all like guidelines and simple shortcuts and that's fine. But sometimes we have to see the overall picture.
Today’s topic will show you how echocardiograms can change over time and what this means for the patient. Learn everything you need to know.
First, I want to show you a technique that has become available in the last few years and is truly a breakthrough in the treatment of aortic stenosis. Many of you will have heard of TAVI (transpercutaneous aortic valve implantation) - a technique that has been used in more than 20,000 patients throughout the world.
Recently, I was invited to the Karolinska Insitute in Stockholm to hold a lecture...
Low-flow, high impact.

Echo facts

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The internet course “Aortic Stenosis” is accredited by the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) for 2 hours of External CME credits. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that have actually been spent in the educational activity. EBAC works according to the quality standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

In compliance with EBAC/ EACCME guidelines, all speakers/ chairpersons participating in this programme have disclosed potential conflicts of interest that might cause a bias in the presentations. The Organising Committee is responsible for ensuring that all potential conflicts of interest relevant to the programme are declared to the audience prior to the CME activities. More information