Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term


Document Type


Course Number

NURS 5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

John Chovan and Sue Butz


Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Valve Replacement, Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Aortic Valve, Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR)

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Aortic stenosis (AS) is a condition where the opening of the aortic valve becomes narrower. The narrowing can be caused by age associated calcification, congenital bicuspid aortic valve, or inflammation associated with rheumatic heart disease. AS due to calcification is the most common heart valve disorder in North America and is increasing in prevalence due to increased life expectancy and an aging population. It is imperative for nurses to maintain an in depth understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease with resulting hemodynamics changes in order to effectively care for this patient population.

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