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Cardiac Damage: Should we start to assess it?

Courtesy of Dr. Carlos Fava. The current recommendation for  aortic valve replacement is based on stenosis severity based on valvular criteria (mean transvalvular gradient, peak aortic velocity and valve index area) and the presence of symptoms, in addition to comorbidities, mainly for risk stratification. However, ventricular damage and/or its effect on cardiovascular hemodynamics are not regarded