investigations

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The investigation of aortic stenosis includes:

  • ECG - left ventricular hypertrophy and strain

  • chest radiography:
    • may show post-stenotic dilatation of the ascending aorta
    • there may be calcification of the aortic valve

  • doppler and echocardiography - diagnostic of aortic stenosis

  • cardiac catheterization and angiography - necessary only to exclude co-existing coronary artery disease.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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