CAT2 Valvular Diseases
After completing your assigned readings, can anyone answer the following questions related to the diagnosis and treatment of valvular diseases?
What are the key factors that determine when to proceed to aortic valve replacement for patients with aortic stenosis? What guided decision making relating to aortic surgery for acute and chronic aortic regurgitation?
Which patients with aortic stenosis should be considered for transcatheter therapies such as valvuloplasty or transcatheter aortic valve replacement?
What are the indications for surgery in patients with mitral stenosis? What are the goals of medical therapy for mitral regurgitation and when should patients be considered for mitral valve repair or replacement?
When should patients with mitral regurgitations be considered for transcatheter mitral valve procedures?
What are the objectives of treatment of pulmonic valve disease? When should patients be referred for surgery or transcatheter valve replacement?
What are the factors that determine medical versus surgical treatment of tricuspid stenosis or tricuspid regurgitation?