What are the possible perioperative complications of noncardiac surgery in patients with aortic stenosis (AS)?

Updated: Jul 16, 2021
  • Author: Lindsay A (Finger) Raleigh, MD; Chief Editor: Sheela Pai Cole, MD  more...
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AS is one of the most common valvular abnormalities. Severe AS has a prevalence of 1-2% in individuals aged 65-75 years and 3-5% in those older than 75 years. [1, 2, 3, 4] Several studies suggest that severe AS is associated with increased morbidity and mortality after noncardiac surgery. [5, 6, 7]  Perioperative complications in noncardiac surgery patients with AS include the following:

  • Myocardial infarction (MI)
  • Hypotension
  • Arrhythmias
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Death

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