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Case reports
Severe valvular aortic stenosis in a 78-year-old woman

Małgorzata Kurpesa, Anna Kierus-Gudaj, Tomasz Rechciński, Jarosław Kasprzak, Małgorzata Marszal-Marciniak, Witold Pawłowski, Maria Krzemińska Pakuła
Kardiol Pol 2007;65(5):577-581.

open access

Vol 65, No 5 (2007)
Other
Published online: 2007-06-01
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 78-year-old woman with severe valvular aortic stenosis which was diagnosed for the first time ever in our department despite the patient having been treated by general practitioners for several years because of diabetes mellitus. The patient complained of recurrent syncope, effort dyspnea and angina. During echocardiographic evaluation calcified stenotic aortic valve with extremely high maximal aortic gradient (199 mmHg) was found. The patient was qualified for surgical intervention. She died several hours after aortic valve replacement because of an acute aortic rupture and massive pericardial bleeding.

Abstract

We present a case of a 78-year-old woman with severe valvular aortic stenosis which was diagnosed for the first time ever in our department despite the patient having been treated by general practitioners for several years because of diabetes mellitus. The patient complained of recurrent syncope, effort dyspnea and angina. During echocardiographic evaluation calcified stenotic aortic valve with extremely high maximal aortic gradient (199 mmHg) was found. The patient was qualified for surgical intervention. She died several hours after aortic valve replacement because of an acute aortic rupture and massive pericardial bleeding.
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Keywords

valvular aortic stenosis; elderly patients

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Title

Case reports
Severe valvular aortic stenosis in a 78-year-old woman

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 65, No 5 (2007)

Pages

577-581

Published online

2007-06-01

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2007;65(5):577-581.

Keywords

valvular aortic stenosis
elderly patients

Authors

Małgorzata Kurpesa
Anna Kierus-Gudaj
Tomasz Rechciński
Jarosław Kasprzak
Małgorzata Marszal-Marciniak
Witold Pawłowski
Maria Krzemińska Pakuła

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