West of Scotland Regional Heart and Lung Center

Glasgow, United Kingdom

West of Scotland Regional Heart and Lung Center

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Murphy A.,University College Cork | Fenwick E.,University of Glasgow | Toff W.D.,University of Leicester | Neilson M.P.,University of Glasgow | And 4 more authors.
International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care | Year: 2013

Aortic stenosis (AS) is caused by age-related calcific degeneration of the aortic valve (1). Initially, cases are asymptomatic but, from the point that symptoms first develop, there is rapid progression and if left untreated survival estimates are low (2-3 years) (1). Therefore, managing AS effectively and efficiently is a priority for health systems with increasing healthcare costs and longer life expectancy. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2013.

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