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Almanac 2014: aortic valve disease
  1. Catherine M Otto
  1. Correspondence to
    Professor Catherine M Otto, Division of Cardiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Box 356422, Seattle, WA 98195, USA; cmotto{at}


The past few years have seen major advances in the diagnosis of aortic valve disease and in our understanding of the pathophysiology of disease. In addition, transcatheter aortic valve implantation has transformed our clinical management options. This article summarises new aortic valve disease research published in Heart in 2013 and 2014, within the context of other major studies published in general medical journals, including a discussion of the potential impact of these new research findings on the clinical approach to management of adults with aortic valve disease.

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