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)
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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