Aortic stenosis is the most frequent valvular heart disease. In aortic stenosis, therapeutic decision essentially depends on symptomatic status, stenosis severity, and status of left ventricular systolic function. Surgical aortic valve replacement or transcatheter aortic valve implantation is the sole effective therapy in symptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis, whereas the management of asymptomatic patients remains controversial and is mainly based on individual risk strati cation. Imaging is fundamental for the initial diagnostic work-up, follow-up, and selection of the optimal timing and type of intervention. The present review provides speci c recommendations for utilization of multimodality imaging to optimize risk strati cation and therapeutic decision-making processes in aortic stenosis.
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine