Even mild aortic stenosis linked to raised mortality: Aus study

Data from a large cohort of patients undergoing repeat echocardiography underlines the need for better surveillance of at-risk patients, researchers say

Australian researchers have determined the age and sex-specific incidence rates of aortic stenosis in the largest cohort of cardiac patients yet examined, they believe.

Senior man having echocardography

And they demonstrate that the condition is linked to higher risk of death, even in people with mild aortic stenosis (AS).

The team, led by Professor Simon Stewart of Torrens University in Adelaide, SA, used data from the National Echo Database of Australia (NEDA) examining