Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdult Congenital Heart Disease
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781405178204
StatePublished - Apr 27 2009


  • BAV - increases risk of endocarditis
  • BAV stenosis - predominantly a surgical disease, and clinical management addressing only timing of surgery
  • Congenital valvular stenosis - almost always due to a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)
  • Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOT)
  • Normal complex interplay between LVOT, aortic valve, and root as a unique, integrated system
  • Supravalvular aortic stenosis - least common form of LVOT obstruction
  • Supravalvular stenosis progressing over time - surgical resection when stenosis is found
  • Valvular stenosis
  • endocarditis - known risk of infective endocarditis from SAS
  • subvalvular aortic stenosis - one-third of LVOT obstructions classified as subaortic stenosis (SAS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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