What are clinical risk factors for aortic stenosis (AS) in noncardiac surgery patients?

Updated: Jul 16, 2021
  • Author: Lindsay A (Finger) Raleigh, MD; Chief Editor: Sheela Pai Cole, MD  more...
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Progressive calcific degeneration of the trileaflet aortic valve is the most common cause of AS, especially in the elderly population. Beyond advanced age, clinical risk factors for the development of AS include the following:

  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes

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