TY - CHAP A1 - Fatih Tufan A2 - Fahrettin Öz A3 - Ömer A Sayın A4 - Hüseyin Oflaz ED1 - Petr Santavy Y1 - 2011-09-22 PY - 2011 T1 - Geriatric Aspects of Aortic Stenosis N2 - Currently, aortic stenosis is the most frequent heart valve disease in developed countries and its prevalence increases with the aging of the population. Affecting 3-5 percent of persons older than 65 years of age, it makes a large personal and economical impact. The increasing number of elderly patients with aortic stenosis brings advances in all medical specialties dealing with this clinical entity. Patients previously considered too old or ill are now indicated for aortic valve replacement procedures. This book tries to cover current issues of aortic valve stenosis management with stress on new trends in diagnostics and treatment. BT - Aortic Valve Stenosis SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/22190 DO - 10.5772/22190 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-24 ER -