Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction

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    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationAdult Congenital Heart Disease
    PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)9781405178204
    StatePublished - Apr 27 2009


    • BAV - increases risk of endocarditis
    • BAV stenosis - predominantly a surgical disease, and clinical management addressing only timing of surgery
    • Congenital valvular stenosis - almost always due to a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)
    • Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOT)
    • Normal complex interplay between LVOT, aortic valve, and root as a unique, integrated system
    • Supravalvular aortic stenosis - least common form of LVOT obstruction
    • Supravalvular stenosis progressing over time - surgical resection when stenosis is found
    • Valvular stenosis
    • endocarditis - known risk of infective endocarditis from SAS
    • subvalvular aortic stenosis - one-third of LVOT obstructions classified as subaortic stenosis (SAS)

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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