What are the causes of death in severe chronic aortic regurgitation (AR)?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Stanley S Wang, JD, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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With conservative (medical) management of severe chronic AR, the linearized yearly rates of major events have been estimated as follows [25] :

  • Death from any cause - 4.7%

  • Congestive heart failure - 6.2%

  • Aortic valve surgery - 14.6%


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