Correlation between calcific aortic stenosis diagnosed by two-dimensional echocardiography and cardiac catheterization.

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This retrospective study correlates the severity of calcific aortic stenosis determined by two-dimensional (2-D) echocardiography with the aortic valve area determined by catheterization in 57 patients. Aortic valve leaflet calcification was diagnosed by cineangiography in 50 (88%) of 57 patients and by 2-D echo in 57 (100%) of 57 patients (p less than 0.025). An agreement between severity of aortic stenosis by catheterization and 2-D echo occurred in 22 (39%) of 57 patients. Chi-square and logistic regression analyses showed no correlation between the severity of aortic stenosis and the 2-D echo variables: left ventricular wall thickness, left ventricular diastolic dimension, left ventricular systolic dimension, aortic root diameter, and left atrial dimension. We conclude that 2-D echo detects aortic leaflet calcification better than cineangiography. However, the severity of aortic stenosis determined by 2-D echo correlates poorly with the severity of aortic stenosis determined by cardiac catheterization.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nair, CK; Aronow, WS; Sketch, MH; Mohiuddin, SM; Stokke, K; Ryschon, K

Published Date

  • May 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 280 - 282

PubMed ID

  • 6713747

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0160-9289

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/clc.4960070505


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States