Valvular Heart Disease in the Elderly

  • David C. Booth
  • Anthony N. Demaria
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 76)


Valvular heart disease in the elderly has commanded increasing attention in the past decade [1–5]. A prime reason has been the steady lowering of operative risk from open heart surgery [6–10]. Noninvasive diagnostic procedures such as echocardiography, radionuclide ventriculography, and more recently Doppler. echocardiography allow accurate confirmation of clinical diagnoses in most cases [11–17]. With regard to therapy, criteria based on noninvasive studies have been proposed for use in clinical decision making in selected disease states.


Aortic Valve Mitral Valve Aortic Stenosis Mitral Regurgitation Infective Endocarditis 
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