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Case report
Significant aortic stenosis with a low pressure gradient and depressed left ventricular function. A case report

Małgorzata Krzciuk, Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon, Jerzy Sadowski
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(8):881-885.

open access

Vol 64, No 8 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-09-13
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A 48-year-old man, not diagnosed before, hardly physically working before admission, was admitted to cardiological ward at a regional hospital in a bad condition, with severe heart failure symptoms. Massive calcification of the bicuspidal aortic valve was found during the echocardiography examination. Mean systolic aortic gradient was 32 mmHg. Left ventricular ejection fraction was reduced to 20%. The patient was treated with diuretics, digitalis, dobutamine and dopamine infusion but his condition was getting worse. On the 10th day of hospitalisation, he was transferred to cardio-surgical ward and aortic valve was replaced. On the 15th day following operation the patient came back to the regional hospital in a good condition. The echocardiography examination revealed an increase in systolic ejection fraction of the left ventricle up to 48% in one month and to 55% in six months after surgery.

Abstract

A 48-year-old man, not diagnosed before, hardly physically working before admission, was admitted to cardiological ward at a regional hospital in a bad condition, with severe heart failure symptoms. Massive calcification of the bicuspidal aortic valve was found during the echocardiography examination. Mean systolic aortic gradient was 32 mmHg. Left ventricular ejection fraction was reduced to 20%. The patient was treated with diuretics, digitalis, dobutamine and dopamine infusion but his condition was getting worse. On the 10th day of hospitalisation, he was transferred to cardio-surgical ward and aortic valve was replaced. On the 15th day following operation the patient came back to the regional hospital in a good condition. The echocardiography examination revealed an increase in systolic ejection fraction of the left ventricle up to 48% in one month and to 55% in six months after surgery.
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Title

Case report
Significant aortic stenosis with a low pressure gradient and depressed left ventricular function. A case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 8 (2006)

Pages

881-885

Published online

2006-09-13

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(8):881-885.

Authors

Małgorzata Krzciuk
Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
Jerzy Sadowski

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